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16:30 AEST on Wednesday 18 December 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 18 December 2013
Issued at 12:08 am EDT Thursday on 19 December 2013
A broad area of low pressure is generating patchy mid level cloud with showers and isolated thunderstorms, over much of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. There is also some patchy high level cloud extending further south across South Australia.
High cloud is also streaming across the southwest of Western Australia due to an upper level jet stream. This high cloud connects to a cloud band with showers and isolated thunderstorms along a surface trough, which moving into the Bight.
The eastern states are mostly clear due to a slow moving high pressure system that is situated over the Tasman Sea.