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20:30 AEST on Tuesday 28 April 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Apr 28 10:30:00 2015

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 28 April 2015
Issued at 12:41 am EST Wednesday on 29 April 2015

 
An intensifying tropical low to the northwest of Western Australia is generating
an extensive area of convective cloud. A low pressure trough extending to the
south from this low is producing a cloud band with thunderstorms, with cloud
streaming further through southern Western Australia. 

Isolated thunderstorms can also be seen near the north coast of New South Wales.

Areas of low cloud are visible over Tasmania, Victoria, southern New South Wales
and South Australia in a moist onshore flow.

A high pressure ridge is keeping other parts of the country mostly cloud free.