A low that moved westward across the Kimberley formed into tropical cyclone Frank north of Broome on 22 December and intensified into a severe cyclone in the following two days. On Christmas Day, Frank recurved to the south southeast eventually crossing the Pilbara coast just west of Port Hedland on 27 December as a category 2 cyclone.
Minor damage was recorded at Port Hedland where gusts to 102 km/h were recorded.
For more details see the TC Frank Report (pdf)
Track and intensity
All times in WST - subtract 8 hours to convert to UTC.