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Tropical Cyclone Wave and Storm Tide Reports

The Coastal Impacts Unit, as part of its long-term data collection program, has maintained a network of recording stations (wave buoys and storm tide gauges) along Queensland’s coast since 1968. The information recorded in the regions provided the following information during the course of a Tropical Cyclone.

Publication and resources

  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma Fact Sheet (2019)PDF

    A Fact sheet on Tropical Cyclone Oma which on Friday 11 February 2019 a tropical low in the Coral Sea off the coast of Cairns, Queensland tracked eastwards before developing into Tropical Cyclone (TC) Oma on 12 February. TC Oma gradually...

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  • A guide to ‘good practice’ storm inundation ...PDF Popular

    This ‘good practice’ guideline is a condensed version of Lee et al (2013) and aims to provide assistance to local governments and others involved in coastal inundation modelling and mapping for the Queensland coast (referred to as...

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  • Ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone DebbiePDF

    Storm surge in south east Queensland and surge bore in the Brisbane River. Coastal Impacts Unit, December 2017

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  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie (2017)PDF Popular

    On 25 March 2017 a tropical low in the Coral Sea off the coast of north Queensland tracked south before turning south west and developing into Tropical Cyclone (TC) Debbie. TC Debbie took a south-westerly track while intensifying to make...

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  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam (2015)PDF

    A factsheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Lam, which developed into a Tropical Cyclone on 17 February 2015. TC Lam continued to intensify and turned towards the south west as a category 3 near the northern Wessel Islands to cross the coast...

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  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (2015)PDF Popular

    A fact sheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which crossed the coast at Shoalwater Bay approximately 70 km north of Yeppoon on Friday 20 February 2015 during a spring tide period.

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  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia - Storm Tide ...PDF

    A report detailing Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia which crossed the coast at Shoalwater Bay approximately 70 km north of Yeppoon on Friday 20 February 2015 during a spring tide period.

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  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Nathan (2015)PDF

    A fact sheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Nathan which developed into a tropical cyclone at 09:00 (AEST) 11 March 2015. Tropical Cyclone Nathan intensified and crossed the coast as a category 4 at 04:00 20 March 2015

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  • Tropical Cyclone Dylan (2014)PDF

    A fact sheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Dylan which formed on 30 January 2014, it continued to move in a southerly direction gradually intensifying and crossing the coast as a category 2 cyclone close to Hideaway Bay at approximately...

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  • Tropical Cyclone Ita (2014)PDF

    A fact sheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Ita which formed on 5 April 2014 and continued to move in a south westerly direction rapidly intensifying into a category 5 cyclone. The cyclone weakened to a category 4 in the hours immediately...

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  • Tropical Cyclone Oswald - Coastal Monitoring ...PDF

    A report detailing Tropical Cyclone Oswald which developed into a category 1 tropical cyclone and was officially named Tropical Cyclone Oswald on Monday 21 January 2013. It then crossed the northern tip of Queensland on 22 January 2013.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Yasi (2011)PDF Popular

    A report detailing Tropical Cyclone Yasi which crossed the coastline near Mission Beach sometime between 00:00 and 01:00 on 3 February 2011

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  • Tropical Cyclone Yasi - Post Cyclone Coastal ...PDF Popular

    A report detailing Tropical Cyclone Yasi. In February 2011, North Queensland experienced its largest and most intense cyclone since 1918. Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasi crossed the coast near Mission Beach at approximately 00:30 AEST...

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  • Tropical Cyclone Ului (2010)PDF

    A report detailing Tropical Cyclone Ului which made landfall in Queensland in March 2010.

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  • BOB's brush with Hamish (2009)PDF

    This fact sheet provides details of the deployment of a Baby Ocean Buoy (BOB) in the path of Tropical Cyclone Hamish in March 2009.

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  • Storm Event - January 2008PDF

    Fact sheet providing the details on the storm event in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 6 January 2008.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Nelson (2007)PDF

    A fact sheet providing details of Tropical Cyclone Nelson that formed in the gulf of Carpentaria in February 2007.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Larry (2006)PDF

    A fact sheet providing details of Tropical Cyclone Larry that crossed the QLD coast on 20 March 2006 near Innisfail

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  • Tropical Cyclone Larry - Post Cyclone Coastal ...PDF

    Report on field inspections after Tropical Cyclone Larry crossed the coast near Innisfail, North Queensland between the coastal communities of Etty Bay and Mourilyan on Monday 20 March between 6:20 and 7:20am.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Larry - Supplementary Coastal ...PDF

    Report on field inspections after Tropical Cyclone Larry crossed the coast near Innisfail, North Queensland between the coastal communities of Etty Bay and Mourilyan on Monday 20 March between 6:20 and 7:20am.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Monica (2006)PDF

    A fact sheet providing details of Tropical Cyclone Monica that formed in the Coral Sea off the Queensland coast 710km east of Lockhart River on 17 April 2006.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Harvey - Interim Report (2005)PDF

    An interim report detailing Tropical cyclone Harvey that had formed along the monsoon trough across the Gulf of Carpentaria around 10:00 (AEST) on 6 February 2005.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Ingrid - Interim Report (2005)PDF

    An interim report detailing Severe Tropical Cyclone Ingrid that formed in the Coral Sea some time around 14:00 (AEST) on Sunday 6 March 2005 after drifting eastwards across Cape York along a monsoon trough line extending through northern...

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  • Tropical Cyclone Ingrid - Field Inspections (2005)PDF

    A report detailing Tropical Cyclone Ingrid which crossed the coast just north of Cape Sidmouth, North Queensland on Thursday, 10 March 2005 between 5 and 7am.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Grace (2004)PDF

    An information sheet detailing Tropical Cyclone Grace in March 2004.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Craig (2003)PDF

    Tropical cyclone Craig formed in the Timor Sea on 9 March 2003, deepened into a Category 2 cyclone (on a scale of 1 to 5) and crossed the Northern Territory coast near Cobourg Peninsula at 1430 (AEST) on 11 March 2003.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Nina (1992)PDF

    This report provides a summary of Tropical Cyclone Nina that formed out of a tropical depression in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 24 December 1992.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Joy (1990)PDF

    This report provides a summary of Tropical Cyclone Joy that formed out of a tropical depression in the north Coral Sea on 19th December 1990.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Charlie (1988)PDF

    This report provides a summary of Tropical Cyclone Charlie that formed in the Coral Sea approximately 1,200km east of Cooktown on February 23 1988.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Jason Report (1987)PDF

    This report provides a summary of Tropical Cyclone Jason that formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 6 February 1987.

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  • Tropical Cyclone Winifred (1986)PDF

    This report presents information collected by the Beach Protection Authority's Coastal Observation Programme Engineering (COPE), wave and storm surge recording programmes together with data gathered from field inspections and supplied by...

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Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Tropical Cyclone Wave and Storm Tide Reports, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 18 June 2019

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