Has a cyclone hit Geraldton before?

How many cyclones has Geraldton had?

In fact, it has happened only 26 times in the past 5,000 years. Severe wind gusts hit the towns of Geraldton and Kalbarri – towns not built to withstand such conditions.

Was Geraldton damaged in the cyclone?

Five people died as wind gusts up to 150 kilometres per hour left a trail of destruction hundreds of kilometres inland from Geraldton to Albany, with widespread flooding and power blackouts.

How often does WA get hit by a cyclone?

On average about five tropical cyclones occur during each tropical cyclone season over the warm ocean waters off the northwest coast between 105 and 125°E. On average about two cyclones cross the coast, one of which is severe.

Has Perth ever had a cyclone?

Ned is the most southerly landfalling tropical cyclone recorded in Australia and the only storm ever to directly affect Perth city at cyclone strength.

Australian tropical cyclone. intensity scale.

Category Sustained winds Gusts
One 34–47 kt 63–88 km/h 49–67 kt 91–125 km/h

When was cyclone in Geraldton?

Emergency recovery

Tropical Cyclone Seroja made landfall between Kalbarri and Port Gregory on Sunday 11 April, bringing destructive winds and heavy rainfall to coastal areas before impacting inland communities. It has caused significant damage to communities in the Goldfields-Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne regions.

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Where did the cyclone hit in Australia?

Tropical cyclone Seroja has ripped across a 1,000km (621-mile) stretch of Western Australia, leaving a trail of damage. The category three storm made landfall near the town of Kalbarri on Sunday with gusts of up to 170km/h (105mph).

Are there any cyclones near Australia?

There are currently no tropical cyclones.

How far south do cyclones go in Australia?

Over the last 50 years, most tropical cyclones in Australia have remained equator-ward of 25° South but occasionally they track lower into South East Queensland.

How are cyclones in Australia named?

In a nutshell, the Bureau of Meteorology is in charge of cyclone names in the Australian Region. They construct a list of names from A-Z – alternating between male and female – that are chosen from in order once a storm appears.