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22:30 AEST on Thursday 30 July 2015 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Jul 30 12:30:00 2015

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 31 July 2015
Issued at 11:44 am EST Friday on 31 July 2015

The cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over southern Western Australia and
the Bight is due to surface troughs and a low pressure system located to the

A cold front with its associated cloud band can be seen over the Tasman Sea.

Patchy low cloud over the Queensland east coast is the result of the southeast
trade wind flow.

The remainder of the country is mostly clear due to a ridge of high pressure.