Satellite View Selection
21:30 UTC on Monday 30 March 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia
Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Bureau of Meteorology.
IDY28000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Bureau National Operations Centre Satellite Notes for the 1200UTC chart on 31 March 2015 Issued at 11:01 pm EDT Tuesday on 31 March 2015 An extensive area of middle level cloud with isolated embedded thunderstorms extends from northwestern districts of Western Australia southwards to the Bight and is primarily caused by an upper level disturbance and surface trough. Some high cloud is also evident near an the upper level jet stream crossing Tasmania. A surface trough is generating thunderstorms embedded in middle level cloud over far northeastern New South Wales and southeastern Queensland. Patches of low cloud are persisting along the remaining QLD east coast in a moist southeasterly trade flow off the Coral Sea. The central areas of the country are cloud free under the influence of a high pressure ridge.