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15:00 ACST on Tuesday 4 August 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Aug  4 05:30:00 2015

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 0000UTC chart on 5 August 2015
Issued at 11:59 am EST Wednesday on 05 August 2015

 
The cloud band extending from northern Victoria and into the southern Tasman Sea
is associated with a cold front. Cellular clouds can be seen in the cold air
behind the front, covering a wide area including southern Victoria and Tasmania.
Areas of thunderstorms are present in the cold air, mostly to the southeast of
Tasmania.

Another cloud band over the northern Tasman Sea is due to a surface trough.

A second surface trough is responsible for patchy cloud and thunderstorms well
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 southern parts of the country.

Interaction between an upper level disturbance and a third surface trough has
generated an extensive area of cloud over the Indian Ocean, with high cloud
streaming ahead of the system over the west coast of WA.

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