Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

Cyclone Joyce to hit NW Australia, major flooding threat as half a metre of rain forecast

Tropical Cyclone Joyce is located in the north sea of Western Australia and over the past six hours is slowly moving southward.

Here’s the latest on the storm:

  • Currently Category 1 strength (Australia Scale) with sustained winds of 83km/h, gusting over 100km/h.
  • 24hr rainfalls of above 500mm (half a metre!) have occurred in some areas of the north coast, around Broome.
  • There are huge threats of mud slides, floods, damaging winds, high waves and storm surges.
  • TC Joyce will develop more today, and it reach Category 2 strength
  • Joyce will make landfall over or near Broome and move southwestward.
  • 24hr rainfalls of 200-300mm will be possible in north part of Western Australia, and rain accumulation may locally reach near 500mm.
  • TC Joyce will gradually weaken below tropical cyclone status, but heavy rain will continue after it becomes a tropical depression.
  • The threats of heavy rain may shift into southern parts of Western Australia tomorrow.

– Maps by The Weather Company (an IBM business)

– (an official IBM business partner)


Related Articles