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12:30 AEST on Saturday 30 April 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Apr 30 02:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 30 April 2016
Issued at 11:08 pm EST Saturday on 30 April 2016

A slow moving high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the Queensland
coast. Moist onshore winds are persisting with patchy low cloud over eastern
districts of Queensland.

A cloud band is streaming through the interior of the country and across NSW.
The atmosphere is particularly unstable through western NSW and Victoria with
active thunderstorms. This weather is associated with a jet stream and upper
level trough advancing into the area. Isolated thunderstorms are also visible
off the NSW coast due to a low pressure trough 

Further south a cold front is moving across the Agricultural districts of South
Australia and extends south connecting with an intensifying low over western
Bass Strait. A line of showers and isolated thunderstorms is visible on the
front while extensive cloud is streaming west of Tasmania. Strong upper level
winds are enhancing the development of this system.

Mostly clear across the remainder of the country apart of patchy low cloud along
the southern Western Australia coast and some convective cloud over the Gulf of