Monday, June 23, 2008

Winds easing to 10kts

The wind continued over the weekend, gusting to 30kts (56km/h). Dust got into the bathroom at work through the louvered windows (even when they were closed) and into the kitchen through closed windows, coating everything in pindan (the name for the red soil here). Some newer houses I've seen just have louvered windows, so I wonder how they faired. I wouldn't want to be cleaning up!

Today it has eased off, but the easterlies have continued, blanketing Broome in smoke from fires 60kms away. So today I have the opposite problem - the Vis is down to maybe 6km, but the Vis meter is saying 14kms+, so again I'm getting calls from the forecasters.