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 morning of the 23rd January. Anthony remained as a category 1 system for a couple of days prior to moving into an area of increased wind shear on the 25th of January.
Once Anthony weakened below tropical cyclone strength, the low level circulation centre then developed a westerly track back towards the Queensland coast. Ex-TC Anthony once again moved into a favourable environment and subsequently re-intensified to a Category 1 tropical cyclone on 28th January.
Tropical Cyclone Anthony began to adopt a southwesterly track on the 29th January towards the central Queensland coast. It persisted with this movement and intensified to a marginal Category 2 system in the last 6 hours before making landfall near Bowen just before 10pm on 30th January.
***All information relating to intensity and track is preliminary information based on operational estimates and subject to change following post analysis***
Anthony was the third tropical cyclone in the Queensland area of responsibility during the 2010/11 season.
Coastal Crossing Details
Extreme Values During Cyclone Event (estimated)
Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information
Track and Intensity