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06:30 AEST on Monday 2 May 2016 | False colour temperatures, Australia

False colour temperatures, Australia satellite image of Australia at Sun May  1 20:30:00 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 0600UTC chart on 02 May 2016
Issued at 5:43 pm EST Monday on 02 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
thunderstorm activity can be seen within this cloud band over the central NT and
the interior of WA.

A broad mid level cloud band associated with a cold front is approaching
Tasmania from the west. A large pool of cold air behind this front remains over
the southern waters.

Thunderstorms visible across the Top End of the Northern Territory and over the
Arafura/Timor Sea area are caused by the humid easterly wind flow.