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08:30 AEST on Tuesday 4 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug  3 22:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 4 August 2015
Issued at 6:36 pm EST Tuesday on 04 August 2015

A cloud band extends from the coast of southeast Queensland across the Tasman
Sea to a cold front near New Zealand. 

A cold front and its associated cloud band are approaching Tasmania from the
Southern Ocean. Southwesterly flow driven by a high pressure ridge to the
southwest of the continent has brought areas of low cloud to the southern parts
of the country.

Interaction between an upper level disturbance and a surface trough has
generated an extensive area of cloud over the Indian Ocean, with high cloud
streaming ahead of the system to the southwestern WA.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge.