Severe Tropical Cyclone Errol

13 – 18 April 2011


Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Errol was a small tropical cyclone that developed in the Timor Sea on 13 April. Initially it tracked slowly towards the north Kimberley coast before turning to the northwest away from the Australian mainland. The cyclone peaked at category 3 intensity briefly on 16 April before weakening and reaching the southern coast of West Timor on 18 April.

This tropical cyclone is noteworthy as operational responsibility was passed from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to the newly formed Jakarta Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre (TCWC), of Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofiika (BMKG), Indonesia on 17 April.

Although tropical cyclone advices were issued for the north Kimberley coast, there were no impacts to the Australian mainland.

For more information see the TC Errol Report (pdf).

Track and Intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Errol