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09:30 AEST on Wednesday 6 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue May  5 23:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1800UTC chart on 6 May 2015
Issued at 6:16 am EST Thursday on 07 May 2015

A surge of cold air on the northern flank of a low pressure system, currently to
the far south of Tasmania, is responsible for a broad area of shower activity.
Patchy low cloud is evident throughout southern Victoria, southern South
Australia and about the southern coastline of Western Australia, as well as on
the Great Dividing Range in southern New South Wales.

The remainder of the country is generally clear due to a ridge of high pressure
extending into the central interior from a strong high to the west of Western