Tropical Cyclone “Joyce” forms near Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone “Joyce” forms near Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" formed late January 10, 2018 (UTC), near the west Kimberly coast, Western Australia. The system is expected to intensify while moving in a S to SW direction. There is a risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting the Pilbara or far…

Tropical Cyclone “Hilda” hits Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone “Hilda” hits Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Hilda," the third named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season, formed Wednesday, December 27, 2017, and hit Western Australia later that day with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the Australian Bureau of…

Category 2 tropical cyclone Blanche hits Western Australia

Category 2 tropical cyclone Blanche hits Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Blanche" formed late March 5, 2017 in the Timor Sea and soon crossed the Kimberly coast between Wyndham and Kalamburu, Western Australia as Category 2 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. This is the equivalent of a…

WA declared a natural disaster area, worst flooding in 30 years

WA declared a natural disaster area, worst flooding in 30 years

An upper-level trough system over southwestern Australia linked with a tropical low further north has produced heavy unseasonal rain over parts of Western Australia on February 9 and 10, 2017. Heavy rain flooded farms and roads and washed away bridges. At least one…

Western Australia isn’t as tectonically stable as previously thought

Western Australia isn’t as tectonically stable as previously thought

An analysis of Western Australia's coastline suggest its landscape isn't as tectonically stable as previously thought. University of Western Australia geohazards researcher Beau Whitney says tectonic movement in Australia is generally assumed to be so low that