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16:30 AEST on Wednesday 5 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 5 August 2015 Issued at 6:19 pm EST Wednesday on 05 August 2015 The cloud band extending from the New South Wales coast and into the southern Tasman Sea is associated with a cold front. Low level cellular cloud in the cold air following the front covers a wide area including southeastern SA, Victoria, southern NSW and Tasmania. Areas of thunderstorms are present in the cold air, mostly to the southeast of Tasmania. A surface trough is responsible for patchy cloud and thunderstorms off the northern New South Wales coast. Southwesterly flow driven by a high pressure ridge to the southwest of the continent has brought areas of low cloud to remaining southern parts of the country. Interaction between an upper level disturbance and a surface trough has generated an extensive area of cloud over the Indian Ocean, with high cloud streaming ahead of the system over western parts of southern WA. The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a high pressure ridge.