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15:00 ACST on Saturday 1 August 2015 | False colour temperatures, 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 1 August 2015 Issued at 11:12 pm EST Saturday on 01 August 2015 A band of middle to high level cloud extends from coastal South Australia to Victoria and New South Wales into the Tasman Sea. This cloud is due to a low pressure trough. A cold front now lies over the Tasman Sea, with a mass of cloud extending southeastwards from the coast of Victoria/NSW. A second, stronger cold front lies to the distant southwest of Tasmania. A significant pool of cold air lies over the Southern Ocean behind this front. Patchy low cloud over the Queensland's east coast is the result of the southeast trade wind flow. An extensive area of low cloud can be seen over the southwest WA and the Indian Ocean and is generated by moisture trapped under a high pressure ridge. The remainder of the country is mostly clear.