Thunderstorms set in over the East Kimberley as Broome wakes to moody skies, chance of rain

Tom ZaunmayrBroome Advertiser
Cloudy skies set in over Broome's Chinatown.
Camera IconCloudy skies set in over Broome's Chinatown. Credit: Broome Advertiser

Broome has awoken to cloudy skies this morning as parts of the Kimberley face the prospect of some early wet season rains this weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a slight chance of showers in Broome with a top of 32 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday.

In the East Kimberley Kununurra is a likely chance of recording up to 8mm of rain this weekend, having already had some light falls in the past fortnight.

Temperatures are expected to sit in the mid to high 30s all week and thunderstorms could bring showers ever day over the forecast period.

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It is a similar story in Wyndham and Kalumburu, while Argyle could see up to 15mm of rain this weekend.

Inland, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek will nudge 40 degrees this weekend as they too face possible storms and showers.

Derby is expected to reach 36 degrees with cloudy skies.

The build up is yet to reach south to the Pilbara, where Karratha and Port Hedland will experience a sunny weekend with temperatures in the low 30s.

Inland Pilbara towns will reach the mid 30s and could see a light shower on Monday.

Onslow and Exmouth will be sunny and 33 degrees this weekend.

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