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All the ground is like this ground. Gorgeious red dust that must turn into thick red mud for a good part of the year.

There are two seasons up north and universally called The Wet and The Dry. From Australia.gov: "The tropical regions of Australia ... have high temperatures and high humidity and distinct wet and dry seasons.

"The wet season is usually between November and March. It is hotter than the dry season, with temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees Celsius.

"The dry season is usually between April and October. Temperatures are lower and the skies are generally clearer during the dry. The average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius ((it's been 30-32 highs since I've been here)).

"The 'build up' is the humid time of year between the wet and dry seasons. It usually lasts for three or four months. Things become quite tense during the 'build up' as people sit and swelter in the humidity while waiting and hoping for the first rains to come. The humidity continues day and night with no respite, so when the rains finally do come everyone enjoys their cooling relief."

But the relief is short-lived considering the difficulty of living through The Wet. Here in Broome most of the town simply shuts down.
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