Tropical Cyclone Wallace


Tropical Cyclone Wallace was a long-lived system that developed in the Arafura Sea. The low tracked between Australia and Timor before developing into a tropical cyclone north of the Kimberley, Western Australia on 6 April. Wallace continued to move in a west southwest direction to the north of the Australian mainland and reached a peak intensity of 55 knots (kn) (100 kilometres per hour (km/h)) at 1400 AWST 8 April (AWST=UTC+8 hours). Wallace weakened below tropical cyclone strength by 0800 WST 9 April though gales remained south of the centre for another 12 hours. A discrete westward moving low persisted until 12 April when it dissipated in the Indian Ocean.

Wallace did not affect the Australian mainland and there were no recorded impacts.

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

Track and Intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Wallace