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05:30 AEST on Saturday 1 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul 31 19:30:00 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 1 August 2015
Issued at 11:35 am EST Saturday on 01 August 2015

A band of middle and high level cloud extends from the southern districts of
Western Australia, through coastal South Australia and across Victoria and New
South Wales. This cloud is due to a surface low pressure trough. A cold front
now lies to the east of Tasmania, with a band of cloud extending southeastwards
across the Tasman Sea from the cloud area over Victoria. Cold air behind the
front is represented by the spotty convective activity over southern Tasmania
and waters further south, producing showers and small hail.

Patchy low cloud over the Queensland's east coast is the result of the southeast
trade wind flow. An extensive area of low cloud is seen over waters to the
southwest of WA and is trapped under ridge of high pressure.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to another ridge of high