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04:30 AEST on Wednesday 6 May 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue May  5 18:30:00 2015

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for the 0600UTC chart on 6 May 2015
Issued at 5:03 pm EST Wednesday on 06 May 2015

 
A surge of cold air on the northern flank of a low pressure system, currently to
the south of Tasmania, is responsible for a broad area of shower activity with
scattered thunderstorms. Patchy low cloud is evident throughout Victoria,
southern South Australia and about the southern coastline of Western Australia,
as well as on the Great Dividing Range in southern New South Wales.

The remainder of the country is generally clear due to a ridge of high pressure
extending into the central interior from a strong high to the west of Western
Australia.