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)
– WeatherWatch.co.nz (an official IBM business partner)