Tropical Cyclone Imogen

1 - 6 January 2021


Tropical Cyclone Imogen was a short-lived cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria. A low first formed near Groote Eylandt on 1 January. The low was steered to the southeast and developed into a tropical cyclone at 0600 UTC 3 January (1600 AEST). Imogen reached a peak 10-minute mean wind intensity of 50 knots (95 km/h) at 1200 UTC 3 January as it crossed the eastern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria near Karumba. Normanton Airport, which is located about 20 km to the south of the track, recorded a 43 kn (80 km/h) peak 10-minute mean wind speed and a 3-second maximum wind gust of 54 kn (100 km/h) late on 3 January. Imogen weakened below tropical cyclone strength by 0000 UTC 4 January as it moved inland.

Some minor damage to vegetation and infrastructure in the region was reported.

For more information see the TC Imogen Report (pdf).

Track and Intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Imogen