A low pressure system slowly tracking westwards across the Coral Sea is
directing bands of cloud with embedded thunderstorms over the east QLD coast.
A broad area of low pressure combined with high surface moisture and diurnal
heating has generated a large field of cumulus cloud over the north and east of
the continent. Similarly, a low pressure system over the Pilbara region of WA
has resulted in high convective activity including thunderstorms.
Thick high cloud is evident over southeast Australia, enhanced by an upper level
jetstream. The low level cloud band over Bass Strait and Tasmania is due to the
passage of a cold front.
A ridge of high pressure south of WA is directing low level cloud over southern
The remainder of Australia is mostly clear.