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00:30 UTC on Friday 31 October 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Fri Oct 31 00:30:00 2014

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 1800UTC chart on 31 October 2014

Issued at 7:18 am EDT Saturday on 01 November 2014

A broad area of thunderstorm activity is seen across central Australia extending onto southeastern Australia. These storms are triggered by a surface trough, with an upper level trough lying over eastern WA.

Thunderstorms associated with another trough are present through northeastern parts of New South Wales and about southeast Queensland.

In the south, a large mass of cloud is moving across Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW associated with a cold front.

High pressure ridges are maintaining mostly clear conditions across the remainder of the country.