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17:30 AWST on Sunday 28 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun May 28 09:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 29 May 2017
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Monday on 29 May 2017

 
The cloud band and thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea is due to a cold front.

Another cold front is skirting the south-southwest coast of Western Australia
with high cloud streaming ahead of this front.

A ridge of high pressure is directing a moist southwesterly flow across the
Great Australian Bight resulting in low cloud over the south coast of Australia
from the Nullarbor to Gippsland and western Tasmania.

Patchy middle-level cloud over the interior of Western Australia is due to a,
since weakened, surface trough. An upper-level trough is responsible for the
middle-level cloud streaming across the Northern Territory and central-north
Queensland.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.