Severe Tropical Cyclone Enid

15 - 18 February 1980


A low that tracked west across the Kimberley moved offshore north of Broome on 15 February and rapidly intensified. Enid tracked south on 16 February crossing the coast near Wallal station as an intense cyclone on the morning of 17 January. Severe damage occurred at Wallal station and to the inland town of Shay Gap, though only minor injuries were sustained.

Enid was the third intense tropical cyclone after Amy and Dean to cross the east Pilbara coast in a five week period.

For more details see the TC Enid Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Enid