Has the Gold Coast ever had a cyclone?

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Has the Gold Coast ever had a cyclone?

Cyclone – The Great Gold coast cyclone On 20 February 1954, a tropical cyclone crossed over Coolangatta. While the cyclone occurred when weather patterns were unnamed, it was unofficially given the title The Great Gold Coast Cyclone.

What category was the great Gold Coast cyclone?

Category Two system
The unnamed cyclone is said to have killed up to 30 people when it crossed the coast as a Category Two system at Coolangatta about 10pm on Thursday, February 20 in 1954. Air pressure dropped to an incredible 973 hPa, while some reports from the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads area had pressure readings to 962 hPa.

What is the largest cyclone in Australia?

Cyclone Mahina

  • Cyclone Mahina. 1899: Cyclone Mahina at Bathurst Bay in Queensland is Australia’s deadliest, with over 300 deaths.
  • Cyclone Mahina was the deadliest tropical cyclone in Australia’s recorded history, and probably one of the most intense ever recorded.
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Where do most cyclones occur in Australia?

northwest Australia
In an average season, tropical cyclones are mostly experienced in northwest Australia between Exmouth and Broome in Western Australia and in northeast Queensland between Port Douglas and Maryborough.

Has a cyclone ever hit Australia?

Cyclone Mahina was the deadliest cyclone in recorded Australian history, and also likely the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, on 4 March 1899, and its winds and enormous storm surge combined to kill more than 300 people.

Has NSW ever had a cyclone?

A tropical cyclone making landfall in NSW from the east. TC Nancy in February 1990, crossed the NSW coast near Byron Bay as a category 2 cyclone before moving seawards once again. Five people drowned in northern NSW (and a sixth in Queensland) as a result of flooding.

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