Tropical Cyclone Emma

2 - 16 December 1995


Tropical cyclone Emma was a system with its associated convective cloud sheared by upper winds from its centre throughout its lifetime. Consequently, it never intensified beyond minimal tropical cyclone intensity. Emma began as a low-level circulation near 10°S 106°E around 2100 UTC 1 December 1995. It was embedded in a well-developed monsoon trough and lay to the north of a firm middle-level ridge which steered it westwards. Emma passed 50 km to the north of Christmas Island at 0000 UTC 2 December 1995 though winds on the island remained light. The cyclone continued moving westwards for the next five days and reached minimal tropical cyclone intensity from 1200 UTC 4 December 1995 until 1500 UTC 5 December 1996 passing within 120 km of Cocos Island at 0600 UTC 4 December 1995. Winds at the island were strong and squally but never reached gale force.

For more details see the TC Emma Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

All times in WST - subtract 8 hours to convert to UTC.

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Emma