Severe Tropical Cyclone Chloe

25 February - 3 March 1984


Tropical Cyclone Chloe formed off the northwest Kimberley coast on 27 February and moved along a general southwest track. Chloe passed over Cape Leveque north of Broome before intensifying over open waters. Chloe crossed the Pilbara coast near Roebourne as a severe tropical cyclone late on 29 February before weakening over the inland Pilbara.

The main structural damage occurred at Roebourne where three houses were destroyed and twelve houses unroofed. The Whim Creek Hotel was unroofed and flooded. The Harding River topped its banks causing flooding at Roebourne.

Chloe was the second cyclone to cross the Western Australian coast in the 1983-84 season and although of similar intensity to Quenton , did far more damage as it passed over or near a number of Pilbara towns.

For more information see TC Chloe Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Chloe