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00:30 AEST on Tuesday 4 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon Aug  3 14:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 4 August 2015
Issued at 12:44 pm EST Tuesday on 04 August 2015

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

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.