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07:30 AWST on Tuesday 3 May 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May  2 23:30:00 2016

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 the 0600UTC chart on 03 May 2016
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Tuesday on 03 May 2016

 
Thick middle to high level cloud streaming across the central and eastern parts
of the continent is associated with an upper level trough and a jetstream. 

In the north, a surface trough of low pressure extending from the Kimberley to
the southern NT and central Queensland has led to convective acitivity and
thunderstorms near the trough. While thunderstorm activity over the Top End of
the Northern Territory is due to a humid easterly wind flow over the area.

A cloud band moving across coastal South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania is
associated with a strong cold front. Very active convection is taking place in
the large pool of cold air west of the front, as represented by the speckled
cloud over the Great Australia Bight. 

A high pressure system over the southern Indian Ocean is directing a moist
onshore flow over southwest WA and has led to low cloud in the area.