In Broome, WA most buildings both old and new are constructed of corrugated iron. Wide verandahs are abundant. Like all buildings in this cyclone prone part of the country there is no guttering. Two storey buildings have brightly painted latticework that wraps around the verandahs allowing for the breeze yet providing some privacy. Roofs are high pitched and often have air chutes to allow the warm air to escape. The shape of the buildings is enough to describe the weather patterns.