IDD10120 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre Explanatory Notes issued 10:15 am CST Wednesday 11 December 2013 6am Weather Chart A trough extends from a low in the Pilbara region across central NT and QLD and into the Tasman Sea. A cold front is located over Tasmania and Bass Strait moving east. A ridge extends across southern Australia from a high in the Indian Ocean while a second ridge extends along the QLD coast. 9am Satellite Picture A northwest mid level cloud band extends from the Kimberley towards southern NSW and is associated with a mid level trough. Mid to high level cloud over western WA is associated with the trough. Mid to high level cloud over Tasmania is associated with the passage of the cold front. The rest of the continent remain mostly cloud-free under the influence of the ridges.