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21:30 UTC on Wednesday 8 February 2023 | Cloud/surface composite, Australia

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Wed Feb  8 21:30:00 2023

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

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 
Bureau National Operations Centre
 
Satellite Notes for 1800UTC Chart
Issued at 8:45 am EDT Thursday on 09 February 2023
 
Severe Tropical Cyclone "Freddy" is situated well northwest off the coast of
Western Australia in the Indian Ocean while Tropical Cyclone "Gabrielle" lies to
the east of Australia in the northern Coral Sea. Both systems have bands of
active convective cloud surrounding them.

A trough extending from the eastern end of the Top End through the Gulf of
Carpentaria and into the Coral Sea is associated with scattered cloud in the
region.

Another trough through central New South Wales is bringing convective activity
to the area particularly along the southeastern extent of the trough.

A broad layer of cloud is present to the north of a trough that extends from
eastern Northern Territory into inland Queensland. This trough is generating
thick cloud and thunderstorms along its length.

A trough extending through central WA is bringing low level cloud to the area.

Low level cloud is also present along the coastlines of southern Western
Australia, eastern Victoria, New South Wales, parts of Queensland, and Tasmania
due to a moist onshore flow. 

The rest of the country is mostly cloud free.