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00:30 AWST on Thursday 29 January 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Jan 28 16:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 29 January 2015
Issued at 11:13 pm EDT Thursday on 29 January 2015

 
A broad area of low pressure stretches across northern Australia and extends
down western WA to the southwest of the state. This is causing cloud with
isolated thunderstorms in a broad band over WA, the Top End of the Northern
Territory and Far North Queensland.

A cloud band has formed along the Queensland central coast near a trough. Areas
of cloud and thunderstorms are visible near the NSW coast and over the Tasman
Sea associated with a deep low.

The rest of the country remains mostly clear apart from some low cloud along the
southeast coast of Victoria and also over Tasmania.