Tropical Cyclone Anthony was initially analysed as a tropical low in the northwest Coral Sea, northeast of Cairns on the 22nd January 2011. The low developed an easterly track away from the Queensland coast prior to forming into a tropical cyclone during the afternoon on the 23rd of January. Anthony moved into an area of increased wind shear and weakened to a tropical low early on the 24th of January. The low continued to move east-southeast across the Coral Sea until January 25th before turning back to the west-northwest.
Ex-TC Anthony re-intensified into a category 1 tropical cyclone for 12 hours on January 28th, weakening to a tropical low late in the day.
Ex-TC Anthony began to adopt a southwesterly track on January 29th towards the central Queensland coast. It persisted with this movement and re-intensified into a category 1 cyclone by 10am 30th January, further intensifying into a marginal category 2 system before making landfall near Bowen just before 10pm on January 30th.
Anthony was the third tropical cyclone in the Queensland area of responsibility during the 2010/11 season.
For more information see the TC Anthony Report (pdf).
Coastal Crossing Details
Extreme Values During Cyclone Event (estimated)
Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information