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15:30 AEST on Friday 31 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Jul 31 05:30:00 2015

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 31 July 2015
Issued at 6:54 pm EST Friday on 31 July 2015

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over southern Western Australia is
streaming quickly eastwards. This is due to surface troughs and a low pressure
system located to the west. A strong cold front can be seen to the west of

A cold front with its associated cloud band is over the eastern Tasman Sea.

Patchy low cloud over the Queensland east coast is the result of the southeast
trade wind flow.

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