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03:30 UTC on Thursday 25 December 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 25 December 2014 Issued at 12:34 am EDT Friday on 26 December 2014 Showers and thunderstorms are active across the Kimberley and Top End due to a humid unstable airmass. Cloud is streaming from this region southeastward over Queensland and eastern New South Wales to the southern Tasman Sea. This weather complex is being driven by a strong upper trough to the west. Cloud associated with a cold front is moving through central Victoria and Tasmania. Speckled cloud is visible behind the front over Bass Strait which depicts a cold airmass. Southerly winds are bringing areas of low cloud across the Bight and southern Western Australia coast. Cloud associated with Tropical Cyclone "Kate" can be seen northwest of Western Australia near Cocos Island.