IDD10120 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre Explanatory Notes issued 10:15 am CST Thursday 12 December 2013 6am Weather Chart A trough extends across the base of the Top End through the Kimberley and down the western coast of Australia. Another trough extends through central Queensland down the eastern coast and into the Tasman Sea. A ridge extends from a high in the Indian Ocean across southern Australia and into central Australia, separating the two troughs. 9am Satellite Picture A weakening cloud band extends from the Kimberley through central parts of the Northern Territory across southern Queensland. The rest of the continent remains relatively cloud free.