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04:30 AWST on Saturday 20 December 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Dec 19 20:30:00 2014

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 1800UTC chart on 20 December 2014
Issued at 5:02 am EDT Sunday on 21 December 2014

 
Cloud associated with seasonal shower and thunderstorm activity is evident over
the north of the country. 

A cloud band with embedded thunderstorms can be seen extending into the Southern
Ocean as a broad area of low pressure migrates eastwards with the progression of
a cold front, to the south of the continent. Low cloud, in the wake of the cold
front, is extending over southen parts of southwestern WA.

Areas of low cloud along the east coast and adjacent inland are the reult of an
onshore airstream.