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13:30 AWST on Monday 21 May 2018 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May 21 05:30:00 2018

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1200UTC Chart on 21 May 2018
Issued at 11:00 pm EST Monday on 21 May 2018

 
A strong and slow-moving high pressure system in the Bight continues to dominate
the weather pattern over much of Australia, with most of the continent remaining
dry and relatively cloud free.

Thicker cloud across Tasmania is associated with a trough and cold front over
the south-east.

Some high cloud is spilling into the Pilbara and Kimberley districts of Western
Australia from thunderstorms over the Indian Ocean, as well as across the Top
End from thunderstorm activity in the Arafura Sea.

A thick band of cloud to the south-west of the continent is associated with a
very strong cold front moving up from the Southern Ocean, which will affect
south-west Western Australia later this week.