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17:30 AEST on Thursday 17 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr 17 07:30:00 2014

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 0600UTC chart on 17 April 2014.

Issued at 5:15 pm EST Thursday on 17 April 2014

Thunderstorm activity can be seen over the Gulf of Carpentaria and about the eastern Top End of the Northern Territory.

Some streaks of high cloud are seen over the southwest of Western Australia and also about South Australia. Patches of low level cloud crossing the southwest coast of WA are associated with a cold front, with a deep cold pool well to the south of SA.

A deep low pressure system lies over the eastern Tasman Sea, bringing rain areas and scattered thunderstorms to New Zealand.

The remainder of Australia is mostly cloud free due to a ridge of high pressure.