1970–75 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons

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The 1970–75 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons ran year-round from July 1 to June 30 during each year between 1970 and 1975. Tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere reaches its peak from mid-February to early March.

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1970–71 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season[edit]

The following storms occurred in the Southern Hemisphere during the 1970–1971 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.[1]

Cyclone Andree[edit]

Tropical disturbance (MFR)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration September 16 – September 19
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Betsy[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 1 – October 8
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Andrea-Claudine[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 31 – November 13
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Andrea-Claudine existed from 31 October to 13 November 1970 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Carmen[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Clockwise vortex
Duration November 20 – November 30
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Beverly-Eva[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration November 26 – December 7
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Beverley-Eva existed from 26 November to 7 December 1970 in the Arafura Sea. It flooded the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Cyclone Hilary-Dominique[edit]

Intense tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 11 – December 28
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  974 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Hilary-Dominique existed from 11 to 28 December 1970 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Janet[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 19 – December 25
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Janet existed from 19 to 25 December 1970 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone 06P[edit]

Cyclone Loris[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 26 – December 31
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Loris existed from 26 to 31 December 1970. It crossed the Pilbara coast near Mandora, but did not cause any serious damage.

Cyclone Rosie[edit]

Cyclone Rosie was a weak cyclone which existed in late December 1970 near New Caledonia.

Cyclone Sophie[edit]

Cyclone Sophie was a weak cyclone which existed in late December 1970 near New Caledonia.

Cyclone Edith[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 5 – January 10
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Myrtle-Ginette[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 15 – January 31
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Myrtle-Ginette existed from 15 to 19 January 1971 near Cocos Island. It moved westward.

Cyclone Felicie[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 17 – February 6
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Polly[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Clockwise vortex
Duration January 20 – January 28
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Polly existed from 20 to 28 January 1971 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Rita[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 22 – January 30
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Rita existed from 22 to 30 January 1971. It passed over Exmouth, Western Australia, causing only flood damage.

Cyclone Sheila-Sophie[edit]

Category 5 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 29 – February 4
Peak intensity 215 km/h (130 mph) (10-min)  925 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Sheila-Sophie existed from 29 January to 4 February 1971. It crossed the Australian coast near Roebourne, Western Australia, causing some damage .

Cyclone Aggie[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 1 – February 4
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Aggie existed from 1 to 4 February 1971 in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Arnhem Land.

Cyclone Helga[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 2 – February 15
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Yvonne[edit]

Cyclone Yvonne existed from 9 to 24 February 1971 near Cocos Island. It moved westward

Cyclone Dora[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 10 – February 17
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Dora formed in the Coral Sea east of Proserpine on February 10, 1971. It took a southeasterly track over the next four days, away from the Queensland coast, turning into a low pressure system well east of the Queensland/New South Wales border. On February 17, the system reintensified into a cyclone east of the Gold Coast, and it crossed the Queensland coast north of Brisbane at Redcliffe. Widespread structural damage was reported, with numerous power lines falling and roofs being uproofed.

External link:

http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/dora.shtml

Cyclone Tilly-Iphigenie[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 10 – February 17
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Tilly-Iphigenie existed from 10 to 17 February 1971 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Gertie[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 11 – February 16
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  983 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Gertie existed from 11 to 16 February 1971. It crossed the Australian coast near Townsville, Queensland, and it later redeveloped into Cyclone Fiona.

Cyclone Ida[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 16 – February 22
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Ida existed from 16 to 22 February 1971 in the Coral Sea.

Cyclone Joelle[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 15 – February 25
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Fiona[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 16 – February 28
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Fiona existed from 16 to 28 February 1971. It developed from remains of Cyclone Gertie, which was located in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Cyclone Kalinka[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 16 – February 26
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Kalinka existed from 16 to 26 February 1971 in the central Indian Ocean near Mauritius.

Cyclone Yvonne-Lise[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 19 – March 3
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Maggie-Muriel[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 7 – March 18
Peak intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min)  950 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Maggie-Muriel existed from 7 to 18 March 1971 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Lena[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration March 13 – March 20
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Lena existed from 13 to 20 March 1971 near New Caledonia.

Cyclone Nelly[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 12 – March 22
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Mavis[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 23 – March 29
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Mavis existed from 23 to 29 March 1971. It crossed the coast near Denham, Western Australia, causing flooding .

1971–72 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season[edit]

Cyclone Odette[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration July 9 – July 16
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Rhoda[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 20 – October 26
Peak intensity 100 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Rhoda existed from 20 to 26 October 1971 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone 03P[edit]

Cyclone Ursula[edit]

Cyclone Ursula existed from 2 to 16 December 1971 in the Solomon Islands region.

Cyclone Kitty[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration December 2 – December 5
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Kitty existed from 2 to 5 December 1971 in the Arafura Sea.

Cyclone Sally[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 3 – December 11
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  950 mbar (hPa)

Sally existed from 3 to 13 December 1971, and it crossed the Australian coast near Broome.

Cyclone Agnes[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 9 – December 24
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Vivienne[edit]

Cyclone Althea[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 19 – December 29
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  952 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Althea was a Category 4 cyclone which hit the Australian coast some 50 kilometres (km) north of Magnetic Island and Townsville in North Queensland on December 24, 1971.[2] Althea produced peak gust wind speeds between 123 and 145 miles per hour (197 and 233 km/h). Three people died during the storm and property damage was estimated at A$115 million (1990 value). On Magnetic Island, 90 percent of the houses were damaged or destroyed.[3] In Townsville, houses were lifted from their foundations and, most trees were stripped of their foliage. Althea was very notable at the time because it had struck a major city.

Although there was a dangerous storm surge associated with Cyclone Althea (between 2.8 and 3.6 metres) little flooding occurred because the cyclone made landfall during the low tide. However, the combination of the storm surge and wave action demolished The Strand seawall, and houses in low-lying areas were inundated with up to 0.6 metres of water.

Cyclone Belle[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 1 – January 5
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Bronwyn[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 2 – January 12
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  993 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Bronwyn existed from 2 to 12 January 1972 in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Cyclone Carlotta[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 5 – January 21
Peak intensity 105 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Carlotta existed from 5 to 21 January 1972 well off the coast of Queensland.

Cyclone Wendy[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 30 – February 9
Peak intensity 115 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Wendy was a very intense tropical cyclone that existed from 30 January to 9 February 1972 off the coast of Queensland. Its minimum barometric pressure may be as low as 890 hectopascals (hPa).

Cyclone Caroline[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 3 – February 14
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Dolly[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 4 – February 9
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Daisy[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 6 – February 14
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)  959 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Daisy existed from 7 to 14 February 1972 off the coast of Queensland. It caused some flooding near Brisbane.

Cyclone Eugenie[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 10 – February 21
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Fabienne[edit]

Intense tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 11 – February 25
Peak intensity 215 km/h (130 mph) (10-min)  967 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Tessie-Gigi[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 20 – February 28
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Tessie-Gigi existed from 20 to 28 February 1972 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone 20S[edit]

Cyclone Vicky[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 24 – March 4
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)  961 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Vicky existed from 24 February to 4 March 1972. It crossed the Western Australian coast at Cockatoo Island.

Cyclone Angela[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 29 – March 3
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Angela existed from 29 February to 3 March 1972 near Cocos Island and Christmas Island.

Cyclone Hermione[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 1 – March 11
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Yolande[edit]

Cyclone Belinda[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration March 20 – March 29
Peak intensity 100 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Belinda existed from 20 to 29 March 1972 near Christmas Island.

Cyclone Agatha[edit]

Cyclone Emily[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 27 – April 2
Peak intensity 170 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  942 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Emily existed from 27 March to 2 April 1972 off of Queensland's Tasman Sea coast. Eight lives were lost at sea from the storm.

Cyclone Carol[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration April 6 – April 14
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Carol existed from 6 to 14 April 1972 in the central Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Faith[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration April 10 – April 24
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Faith existed from 10 to 24 April 1972 in the Torres Strait and the Coral Sea, which is located off of Queensland.

Cyclone Gail[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration April 11 – April 18
Peak intensity 170 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  945 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Gail existed from 11 to 18 April 1972 well off of the coast of Queensland.

Cyclone Hannah[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration May 8 – May 11
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Hannah existed from 8 to 11 May 1972 near Papua New Guinea

Cyclone Ida[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration May 30 – June 3
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Ida existed from 30 May to 3 June 1972 near the Solomon Islands. It caused $70 million in damage.

1972–73 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season[edit]

1973–74 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season[edit]

Cyclone 01P[edit]

Cyclone 02P[edit]

Cyclone Alice[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration September 14 – September 24
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Bernadette[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration October 16 – October 28
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone 05P[edit]

Cyclone Ines[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration November 17 – November 24
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Annie[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration November 21 – December 8
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Beryl[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration November 26 – December 4
Peak intensity 125 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Natalie-Lottie[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 4 – December 12
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Natalie-Lottie struck Fiji's Southern Lau Group on December 10. High seas caused the ship Uluilakeba to capsize, killing more than 85 passengers.[4][5]

Cyclone Christiane[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 13 – December 21
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Cecily[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 11 – December 19
Peak intensity 125 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Una[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 15 – December 20
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Deidre-Delida[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 20 – January 4
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) ≤ 964 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Erica[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration December 29 – January 5
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  977 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Esmeralda[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 30 – January 5
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Fiona-Gwenda[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 6 – January 13
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Monica[edit]

Cyclone Nessie[edit]

Clockwise vortex
Duration January 18 – January 21
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

Cyclone Vera[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 19 – January 22
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  986 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Fredegonde[edit]

Tropical disturbance (MFR)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration January 19 – January 23
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Wanda[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration January 23 – January 25
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Wanda existed from 24 January to 27 January 1974 and led to extensive flooding over southeast Queensland. Although this tropical cyclone was relatively weak, it dropped enormous quantities of rain on south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales over the Australia Day (26–27 January) weekend, resulting in some of the worst flooding seen in the region in a century. The Queensland state capital, Brisbane, fared particularly badly, with 14 lives lost and parts of the city submerged under 2 metres of the Brisbane River. (See 1974 Brisbane flood.) In northern New South Wales, a further two fatalities were reported. All in all, Wanda left 16 dead, over 300 injured, destroyed 56 homes and submerged a further 1,600, and 8,000 people homeless.[6]

External links:

Cyclone Pam[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration January 30 – February 6
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Yvonne[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 8 – February 14
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone 22P[edit]

Cyclone 23P[edit]

Cyclone Rebecca[edit]

Clockwise vortex
Duration February 22 – February 25
Peak intensity Winds unknown 

Cyclone Ghislaine[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration February 23 – March 3
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone 25P[edit]

Cyclone Helen[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration February 28 – March 8
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Zoe[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 6 – March 14
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  968 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Zoe was named and detected on 9 March 1974, when it was located northeast of Brisbane. In the following days, it moved steadily southward[7] and interacted with an already-exiting trough in the easterlies to produce very heavy rainfall along the Australian coast from Brisbane down south, almost to Sydney. In the four days between 10–13 March, Brisbane received 419.4 millimetres (16.51 in)[8] and some places in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales received as much as 700 millimetres (28 in).[9] With catchments already saturated by heavy January rains, record flooding occurred on the Richmond River,[10] which reached a height of 12.17 metres (39.9 ft).

Cyclone Isobel[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 9 – March 17
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  973 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Jessie[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Duration March 16 – March 25
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)  964 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Jenny[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration March 16 – March 30
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone 31S[edit]

Cyclone Alice[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration March 21 – March 23
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Cyclone Honorine[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration April 12 – April 23
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 

Cyclone Tina[edit]

1974–75 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of Meteorology (1973) Tropical Cyclones in the Northern Australian Regions 1970-1971 Australian Government Publishing Service
  2. ^ "Severe Tropical Cyclone Althea. Summary.". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Severe Tropical Cyclone Althea. Summary.". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  4. ^ Fiji Times
  5. ^ Joeli Kalgouta, "The Only Survivor", Liahona, October 2004.
  6. ^ Bureau of Meteorology (1992). Climate of Queensland, Commonwealth of Australia ISBN 0-644-24331-7
  7. ^ Cyclone Zoe
  8. ^ Brisbane Highest Daily Rainfall-March
  9. ^ March 1974 flood
  10. ^ Going to Venice

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