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21:30 AEST on Thursday 5 May 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu May  5 11:30:00 2016

Infrared image courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Blue Marble surface image courtesy of NASA.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 05 May 2016
Issued at 6:07 pm EST Thursday on 05 May 2016

An extensive cloud band with embedded thunderstorms is extending from the Indian
Ocean into the northwestern and central parts of the country. This is associated
with an upper level trough. A jetstream extends this cloud further eastwards
into the central Queensland and Coral Sea region.

A cold front south of the Bight is generating low to mid level cloud, which is
approaching Tasmania. Cold air behind this front is advecting low cloud over the
south coast of WA.

Remainder of the country is mostly clear, except some high level cloud drifting
over northwest NSW and southwest Queensland.