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02:30 AEST on Monday 20 May 2013 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
National Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 20 May 2013
Issued at 5:30 pm EST Monday on 20 May 2013
A busy synoptic chart sees the subtropical jet stream extending a northwest cloud band across much of the interior of the continent. This is associated with areas of rain, showers and embedded thunderstorms, while an area of more active thunderstorms can be seen near the Kimberley coast in northwest Western Australia.
A weakening low pressure system and trough can be seen as the spiral-shaped system over southwest Western Australia. This is generating scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Cloud associated with a trough is crossing Victoria and Tasmania, bringing wintery isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Elsewhere, a ridge of high pressure centred over northern New South Wales is keeping much of the north and east of the country clear, while a deep low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is responsible for widespread convective cloud over the ocean with showers and thunderstorms.
A series of cold fronts is crossing the Southern Ocean well to the south, while the next ridge of high pressure to the west is building over the Indian Ocean.