What was the last cyclone to hit Cairns?

What was the last cyclone to hit Cairns?

Cyclone Yasi

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Formed 26 January 2011
Dissipated 6 February 2011
(Remnant low after 3 February)
Highest winds 10-minute sustained: 205 km/h (125 mph) 1-minute sustained: 250 km/h (155 mph) Gusts: 285 km/h (180 mph)

What cyclones have hit Cairns?


  • Cyclone Yasi, 2011.
  • Cyclone Larry, 2006.
  • Cyclone Abigail, 2001.
  • Cyclone Steve, 2000.
  • Cyclone Rona, 1999.
  • Cyclone Justin, 1997.

What is the name of the cyclone in 2013?


2013 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
Last system dissipated December 13, 2013
Strongest storm
Name Phailin
• Maximum winds 215 km/h (130 mph) (3-minute sustained)

What was the worst cyclone to hit Australia?

Cyclone Mahina
Cyclone Mahina was the deadliest tropical cyclone in Australia’s recorded history, and probably one of the most intense ever recorded.

Has a cyclone hit Brisbane?

The PerilAUS database shows there have been 46 tropical cyclones near Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Most have been minor; the most damaging were tropical cyclones Dinah in January 1967 and Wanda in 1974.

Which is the most severe cyclone in India?

‘sapphire’) was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone until Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal in May 2020….Cyclone Phailin.

Extremely severe cyclonic storm (IMD scale)
Highest winds 3-minute sustained: 215 km/h (130 mph) 1-minute sustained: 260 km/h (160 mph)

What was the most destructive cyclone?

Great Bhola Cyclone
The 36 Deadliest Tropical Cyclones in World History

Rank Name/Areas of Largest Loss Deaths
1. Great Bhola Cyclone, Bangladesh 300,000-500,000
2. Hooghly River Cyclone, India and Bangladesh 300,000
3. Haiphong Typhoon, Vietnam 300,000
4. Coringa, India 300,000

Does Thursday Island get cyclones?

The TS has experienced six tropical cyclones since 1906 (BoM 2008), which is a relatively small number compared with nearby areas in northeast Australia and the western Pacific. However, many more tropical cyclones have passed close enough to the TS to cause impacts (Green et al. 2010; see Figure 5).

Has Sydney ever had a cyclone?

Sydney is rarely affected by cyclones, although remnants of cyclones do affect the city. Scientists have predicted that rainfall in Sydney, with its moderate to low variability, will become more unpredictable and temperatures will be on the rise.