Question: What was the last cyclone to hit Townsville?

When was the last time Townsville had a cyclone?

At 09:00 AEST on Christmas Eve, Althea struck the coast of Queensland near Rollingstone, about 50 km (30 mi) north of Townsville.

Cyclone Althea.

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Aus scale)
Satellite image of Cyclone Althea on 23 December
Formed 19 December 1971
Dissipated 29 December 1971

How often do cyclones hit Townsville?

Thankfully, Severe Tropical Cyclones are rare, effecting Townsville on average once every twenty years. Storm surge is even more unlikely – it is estimated that a surge one metre above the high water mark would occur, on average, once in a hundred years.

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)

Will cyclone Kimi hit Townsville?

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says it is now unlikely weakening Tropical Cyclone Kimi will significantly impact the north Queensland coast.

Is there a cyclone near Townsville?

There are currently no tropical cyclones affecting Qld.

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What cyclones hit Townsville?

The Cyclone Leonta: Damage at Townsville and Bowen, Bowen Independent (via Trove) Buildings wrecked, trees uprooted – ladies’ and men’s public bath houses demolished – sea six feet over the jetty.

How many cyclones have hit Queensland?

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.

What is Townsville known for?

With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, World Heritage-listed national parks and lush tropical gardens, Townsville is home to some spectacular natural landscapes and attractions. Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback.

Why is it so hot in Townsville?

Allowing direct sunlight into the home, especially during the hottest part of the year, will create a hot and uncomfortable environment. Townsville is at approximately 19 degrees latitude, which is north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the southern border of the tropics.