Tropical Cyclone Fiona

20 - 22 February 1971


Fiona developed in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 17 February before moving over Queensland and emerged into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton. Fiona then tracked to the east northeast eventually weakening of New Caledonia on 26 February.

Flooding in the Burdekin and Fitzroy Basins varied from minor to major with severe damage to infrastructure. Motorists were cut off for days. A house was destroyed by a tornado near Sarina with trees down. Paw Paw crops were lost near Gladstone by wind and rain effects. A 0.6 m to 0.9 m storm surge was observed at Gladstone and Bundaberg respectively.

Track and intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Fiona