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20:30 AEST on Friday 24 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 24 April 2015 Issued at 11:51 pm EST Friday on 24 April 2015 A cold front associated with a low pressure system near Adelaide is crossing into western Victoria. There are embedded thunderstorms evident within this cloud band, with more frequent storms around the low. Areas of low cloud can be seen about the southern coastal areas of Western Australia and South Australia within the moist southerly flow behind the front. An area of isolated thunderstorms just off the Kimberley coast is associated with a weak low pressure system. An upper level jet stream is also generating high cloud from this system and extending it onto northern Western Australia. Similarly, in the southwest an upper level jet is directing high cloud over southwest Western Australia. A series of low pressure troughs in the Tasman Sea is generating a large area of mainly middle and low cloud.