Tropical Cyclone Alex

26 - 30 October 2001


A tropical low in the central Indian Ocean was named Alex on Friday 26 October near 8S 94E about 600 nm northwest of Cocos Islands. Alex moved steadily westwards entering the area of responsibility of Mauritius/La Reunion Meteorological Services early on 28 October and was renamed Andre. TC Alex/Andre then moved in a steady west to southwest direction until 0200 WST on 29 October when it moved to the north for a period of 24 hours. The cyclone then moved to the southwest and weakened below cyclone intensity at 2000 WST on 31 October near 9S 81E.

For more details see the TC Alex Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

All times in WST - subtract 8 hours to convert to UTC.

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Alex