early monsoon arrival …

The last gasp of the 2016 El Nino arrived in Broome last night, with over 200mm of rain and more to come. Followed by a Kimberley cyclone, heading between Broome and Port Hedland in the next few days.

Drains were all full and overflowing.


Wonderful soaking rains, with trees showing heavy fruiting branches.


The drains are going to need sorting, again, the airport had to close this morning, the aprons were flooded.

2016-12-23-07-13-42 2016-12-23-07-16-45A bit of a novelty for Broome in December, the monsoons have arrived early, thank you El Nino. Now, where’s that cyclone again?

Here is the airport, closed to air traffic, swept in this video over to show the BoM radar tower:

Just called the boss, he said “maybe stay home today” no worries mate.


About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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