Tropical Cyclone Tatiana

Queensland Regional Office

Track of Tropical Cyclone Tatiana

Tropical cyclone Tatiana was the first tropical cyclone in the Eastern Region during the 2015/16 tropical cyclone season. It reached a maximum category of 2. Tatiana remained well offshore throughout its lifetime and caused little impact.

A tropical low was identified and tracked late on Tuesday, February 9th. This low drifted eastward and gradually intensified, reaching tropical cyclone strength on the afternoon of Thursday, February 11th. On Friday, February 12th it strengthened further to a category 2 cyclone and turned southeast, eventually moving just out of the Australian tropical cyclone region of responsibility, where it spent the remainder of its lifetime as a tropical cyclone.

Tatiana turned south in the early hours of Saturday, February 13th and maintained its strength as a category 2 cyclone. On Saturday night it weakened rapidly and was downgraded to a category 1 cyclone, and finally to a subtropical low at 4am on Sunday, February 14th. The remnant low drifted westward and then moved north over the next few days.

Tatiana and its remnant low produced some powerful, long period swells about southeastern Queensland beaches during the few days after its dissipation.

Extreme values during cyclone event (estimated)
Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information
Maximum Category: 2
Maximum sustained wind speed: 95 km/h
Maximum wind gust: 130 km/h
Lowest central pressure: 983 hPa