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06:30 AWST on Wednesday 4 May 2016 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Tue May  3 22:30:00 2016

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 04 May 2016
Issued at 5:19 pm EST Wednesday on 04 May 2016

 
The passage of a cold front over southeast Australia yesterday has brought
overcast low cloud to southeast South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and
southwest NSW in a dry westerly airstream. 

Middle to high level cloud streaming across the northern and eastern parts of
the continent is associated with an upper level trough and a jetstream. 

A surface trough of low pressure extending from north Queensland into the Coral
Sea has generated isolated thunderstorms near its vicinity. Thunderstorms are
also evident near an upper trough over central Australia and a surface trough
over the Central Wheat district of Western Australia. 

An onshore surface wind has brought low cloud to the southwest coast of WA.
Further north, middle to high level cloud triggered by an upper trough over the
Indian Ocean is observed streaming across the Pilbara and Gascoyne districts of
WA.