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15:30 AEST on Wednesday 8 February 2023 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb  8 05:30:00 2023

Images from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite Himawari 8 via Bureau of Meteorology.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
Satellite Notes for 0600UTC Chart
Issued at 6:55 pm EDT Wednesday on 08 February 2023
Severe Tropical Cyclone "Freddy" is situated well off the coast of Northern
Western Australia in the Indian Ocean while Tropical Cyclone "Gabrielle" lies to
the east of Australia in the Coral Sea. Both systems have bands of active
convective cloud surrounding them.

A trough extending across the Top End, into a low in the Gulf of Carpentaria and
across into the Coral Sea is associated with scattered cloud with embedded
convection to the north of the trough.

A broad layer of cloud is present to the north of a trough that extends from
southeast Northern Territory into southwest Queensland and into central New
South Wales. This cloud covers most of Queensland, parts of the Northern
Territory and northeast NSW.

Another trough extends from the Gascoyne district to the Southern Interior
district of WA with areas of low cloud near the trough.

Low level cloud is also present along the coastlines of eastern Victoria, New
South Wales, Queensland, southeast SA and over Tasmania due to a moist onshore

The rest of the country is mostly cloud free.