Tropical Cyclone Hector

20 - 24 January 1986


A monsoon low developed west of Darwin and reached cyclone intensity in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf on 19 January. Hector crossed the east Kimberley coast north of Wyndham and weakened to a rain-bearing depression causing heavy rain and considerable flooding over the Kimberley. At the time flooding on the Fitzroy River was estimated as a one in 200 year event. The bridge at the Willare crossing was significantly damaged. Flooding also necessitated the evacuation of 200 people from the Oombulgurri community northwest of Wyndham.

For more details see the TC Hector Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Hector