Tropical Cyclone Linda

11 - 15March2018


Tropical Cyclone Linda formed offshore in the Coral Sea in March 2018 and reached category 2 intensity as it tracked to the west of New Caledonia (see Figure 1). Linda caused dangerous surf conditions about the southeast Queensland coast with maximum wave heights of 8 metres recorded off the Sunshine Coast and beach scarping of around a metre on the Gold Coast.

The tropical low that became Linda was first identified and tracked near the Solomon Islands on 11 March before it tracked southwards into the Coral Sea. The system gradually developed over the next couple of days before it took advantage of a window of opportunity to intensify into a tropical cyclone on 13 March. Linda managed to briefly reach category 2 intensity before it began to weaken and was subsequently downgraded to a tropical low on 14 March.

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

Track and Intensity

Best Track of TC linda