A low pressure system slowly tracking westwards across the Coral Sea is
directing low level cloud over the eastern QLD coast.
A broad surface trough of low pressure across northern Australia is generating
convective cloud. Combined with high surface moisture and diurnal heating,
thunderstorms have developed northern WA and the Top End.
High level cloud is evident through the Bight and is brought eastwards by the
upper level jetstream.
A prefrontal trough of low pressure over southern WA has produced thunderstorms
over the Goldfields district and off the Eucla coast.
The cloudband crossing the Bight is due to the passage of a cold front.
In the southeast, low level stratiform cloud is observed over Bass Strait,
northwest TAS and southeast NSW. The cloud is due to a moist onshore flow being
directed towards the coast by a ridge of high pressure.
The remainder of Australia is mostly clear.