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06:30 AEST on Tuesday 30 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May 29 20:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart on 30 May 2017
Issued at 5:00 pm EST Tuesday on 30 May 2017

The cloud band crossing southeast Australia is associated with a strong cold
front. The speckled cloud over western Victoria, Tasmania and southeast South
Australia are low-level convective clouds. Thunderstorms are also embedded
within this field of cold air, mostly over eastern Bass Strait.

An upper level trough is responsible for the middle level cloud streaming across
eastern Queensland over to the Coral Sea and northern Tasman Sea.

Some high cloud can be seen over southwest WA streaming ahead of a series of
cold fronts which are moving across the southern Indian Ocean. Further north, a
strong subtropical jet stream over central Australia has also produced high
cloud over much of northern and central Australia.