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02:00 ACST on Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue May 22 16:30:00 2018

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 23 May 2018
Issued at 11:00 am EST Wednesday on 23 May 2018

 
A strong and slow-moving high pressure system in the Bight continues to dominate
the weather pattern over much of Australia. This high pressure system is
directing a cool south-westerly flow over Victoria and parts of New South Wales
and South Australia, resulting in areas of low cloud.

Further low cloud can be observed across parts of Tasmania which is associated
with a cold front that is tracking towards the east. 

High cloud spilling over northern Western Australia and parts of the Northern
Territory is associated with a weak upper trough combining with a nearby jet
stream.

Thick cloud to the south-west of the continent which spirals into a low pressure
system is associated with a very strong cold front moving up from the Southern
Ocean.