Satellite View Selection
22:30 AWST on Thursday 12 December 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 13 December 2013
Issued at 12:17 pm EDT Friday on 13 December 2013
A jetstream and upper level trough is resulting in a mass of middle and high level cloud, mainly over Queensland's north. Patchy middle level cloud remains about the Cape York Peninsula from overnight thunderstorm activity.
Areas of high level cloud remain over the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia, while isolated thunderstorm activity is seen over western parts of the Northern Territory. These storms are associated with a broad area of low pressure and a surface trough.
A cold front is crossing the western coast of Tasmania, bringing patchy low and middle level cloud to the state as well as southwestern Victoria, with low cloud seen about the southern coast of South Australia.
High cloud associated with a jet stream extends from the Indian Ocean across the central western coast of WA.
The remainder of the country is under mostly clear skies.