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17:00 ACST on Monday 29 May 2017 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May 29 07:30:00 2017

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 0000UTC Chart on 30 May 2017
Issued at 11:17 am EST Tuesday on 30 May 2017

 
The cloud band crossing southeast Australia is associated with a strong cold
front. The speckled cloud over the eastern Bight and coastal Victoria, western
Tasmania and southeast South Australia are low-level convective clouds.
Thunderstorms are also embedded within this field of cold air. 

An upper level trough is responsible for the middle level cloud streaming across
eastern Queensland out over to the Tasman Sea.

Some high cloud can be seen over southwest WA streaming ahead of a series of
cold fronts which are moving across the southern Indian Ocean. Further north, a
weak surface trough interacting with an upper level jet has produced convective
cloud over the Interior of WA and central Australia.

The rest of the continent is mostly clear due a ridge of high pressure.