A low pressure system south of the Bight combined with a trough over
southwestern WA is responsible for bringing areas of middle level cloud to the
Further east, a complex area of low pressure to the southeast of Tasmania in
combination with a trough and a cold front is responsible for the extensive
cloud band and embedded thunderstorms over the Tasman Sea. This system is also
dragging a cold air mass and low cloud over Tasmania in its wake.
To the north, Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Nora" has moved over the Cape York Peninsula
bringing extensive cloud cover and thunderstorms for central and eastern parts
of Queensland. Active thunderstorms continue overnight near the northern Top
A high pressure system centred over northern Victoria is keeping the remainder
of the continent mostly clear.