A low moved off the West Kimberley coast and supported by strong monsoonal flow reached cyclone intensity north of Cape Leveque late on 18 January. Daryl reached category 2 intensity on the 19th northwest of Broome and maintained this strength for the next few days while following a track parallel to the coast. Although it threatened the Pilbara coast, Daryl remained offshore and weakened to below cyclone intensity on 22 January north of Northwest Cape.
The greatest impact was to the offshore oil and gas industry which suffered economic losses associated with evacuations and reduced production.
For more details see the TC Daryl Report (pdf)
Track and intensity
All times in WST.