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18:30 AWST on Tuesday 19 August 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Aug 19 10:30:00 2014

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre

Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 20 August 2014

Issued at 11:38 am EST Wednesday on 20 August 2014

Low cloud about the South Australian, Tasmanian, Victorian and New South Wales coast is due to a high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight and the moist onshore winds.

Another area of low cloud over southern Western Australia is associated with northwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front. While the remainder of the continent is mostly cloud free.