How often do cyclones hit Cairns?

When was the last time a cyclone hit Cairns?

The storm passed between the two big cities of Cairns and Townsville which only suffered minor damage.

Cyclone Yasi.

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Satellite image of Cyclone Yasi near peak intensity on 2 February 2011
Formed 26 January 2011
Dissipated 6 February 2011
(Remnant low after 3 February)

When was the last cyclone in Qld?

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike Queensland since Marcia in 2015, and was the costliest tropical cyclone in Australia since Yasi in 2011.

Cyclone Debbie.

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Formed 23 March 2017
Dissipated 7 April 2017
(Extratropical after 30 March)

Is Cairns having a cyclone?

There are currently no tropical cyclones affecting Qld.

Can cyclones be predicted?

Thus, there are two aspects in cyclone prediction. One is prediction of the cyclone track and landfall location. This is done using numerical weather prediction models that have achieved very good accuracies now. The second is prediction of the wind, surge and rainfall induced floods associated with the cyclone.

How bad is a cat 2 cyclone?

Category two (tropical cyclone)

Significant damage to signs, trees and caravans. Heavy damage to some crops. Risk of power failure. Small craft may break moorings.

Why are cyclones frequent in North Queensland?

In Australia, cyclones take place seasonally between October and May. This season, a strong La Niña weather pattern has appeared, leading to warmer waters near the northeastern coast of Australia. This has made Queensland particularly susceptible to tropical storms.

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