Tropical Cyclone Anthony

23 - 31 January 2011


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

Crossing time:
10pm EST Sunday 30 January 2011
Crossing location:
Bowen, 165km SE of Townsville
Category when crossing the coast:

Extreme Values During Cyclone Event (estimated)

Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information

Maximum Category:
Maximum sustained wind speed:
96 km/hr
Maximum wind gust:
130 km/hr
Lowest central pressure:
989 hPa

Track and Intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Anthony