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19:00 ACST on Monday 2 May 2016 | Infrared, greyscale, Australia

Infrared, greyscale, Australia satellite image of Australia at Mon May  2 09:30:00 2016

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

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for the 0000UTC chart on 03 May 2016
Issued at 11:00 am EST Tuesday on 03 May 2016

Middle to high level cloud streaming across the central and eastern parts of the
continent is associated with an upper level trough and a jetstream. Embedded
thunderstorms can be seen within this cloud band over the central parts of NT
and the interior of WA.

The cloud band moving across coastal South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania is
associated with a strong cold front. Very active convection is occurring in the
large pool of cold air west of the front, as represented by the speckled cloud
over the Great Australia Bight. 

A high pressure system over the southern Indian Ocean is directing a moist
onshore flow over southwest WA and has led to low cloud in the area.

Thunderstorm activity over the Top End of the Northern Territory is due to a
humid easterly wind flow over the area.

Cloud with embedded thunderstorms over the northern Tasman Sea is due to surface