Satellite View Selection
01:30 AEST on Friday 24 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 1800UTC chart on 23 May 2013
Issued at 5:00 am EST Friday on 24 May 2013
An area of patchy low and middle level cloud lies over southeast Queensland and northeast NSW and is associated with a middle level low. Another complex low, just off the north coast of NSW, is driving the low and middle level cloud along its southern flank onto the NSW coast.
A cloud band, associated with an upper trough, has cleared from the Queensland east coast into the Coral Sea although patchy high cloud persists about the tropics of Queensland and about the Top End of the Territory. Isolated thunderstorms are also evident near the north coast of the Top End.
Patchy low cloud lies near the South Australian coast and about the Eucla district of WA within a moist onshore airflow while a weak cold front approaches Tasmania from the west. A broad area of isolated embedded thunderstorms lies over waters to the north of WA.