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00:30 AWST on Wednesday 23 April 2014 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue Apr 22 16:30:00 2014

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 23 April 2014.

Issued at 5:00 pm EST Wednesday on 23 April 2014

Scattered thunderstorms over the Gulf of Carpentaria and Arafura Sea with a band of middle level cloud streaming across northern Queensland and into the Coral Sea is associated with a broad area of low pressure in conjunction with a trough in the middle levels of the atmosphere. This trough is also responsible for the flare up of shower and thunderstorm activity along the central Queensland coast and adjacent Coral Sea region.

A cloud band with embedded showers and thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea is associated with a cold front moving through the area.

Isolated showers over northeast Victoria and southeast parts of New South Wales is due to another surface trough and weak low pressure system in the region.

Middle and high level cloud streaming across much of the eastern Indian Ocean and over the central parts of the WA coast is associated with a low pressure system located further to the west.

The cloud band that extends over the Great Australian Bight is associated with another cold front.