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08:30 AEST on Saturday 1 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul 31 22:30:00 2015

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 1 August 2015
Issued at 5:49 am EST Sunday on 02 August 2015

 
A band of middle to high level cloud extends from southeast South Australia to
Victoria and New South Wales into the Tasman Sea. This cloud is due to a low
pressure trough. A cold front lies over the Tasman Sea, with a mass of cloud
extending southeastwards from the coast of Victoria/NSW.

A second, stronger cold front lies to the southwest of Tasmania. A significant
pool of cold air lies over the Southern Ocean behind this front.

Patchy low cloud over the Queensland's east coast is the result of the southeast
trade wind flow. An area of low cloud can be seen over the southwest WA and the
Indian Ocean and is generated by the moisture trapped under a high pressure
ridge.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear.