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19:30 UTC on Thursday 23 May 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 24 May 2013
Issued at 11:55 pm EST Friday on 24 May 2013
A complex low, just off the north coast of NSW, is driving low and middle level cloud along the northern NSW and southeast Queensland coast.
A cloud band, associated with an upper trough, extends from Papua New Guinea down over the Coral Sea to the North Island of New Zealand. A broad area of isolated embedded thunderstorms lies over waters to the north of Western Australia.
While patchy low cloud over the Bight and adjacent coast is the result of a strong slow moving high pressure system. Cloud to the south of the continent is associated with a series of cold fronts.