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04:30 UTC on Saturday 1 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sat Aug  1 04:30:00 2015

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 1 August 2015
Issued at 6:31 pm EST Saturday on 01 August 2015

 
A band of middle and high level cloud extends from the southeast of Western
Australia, across coastal South Australia, over Victoria and New South Wales.
This cloud is due to a surface low pressure trough. A cold front now lies over
the Tasman Sea, with a mass of cloud extending southeastwards from the coast of
Victoria.

A second, stronger cold front lies to the distant southwest of Tasmania,
although the frontal band of cloud is not yet fully developed. 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 is seen over waters to the
southwest of WA and is trapped under ridge of high pressure.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to another ridge of high
pressure.