Tropical Cyclone Joshua

14-17 January 2021
Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Joshua


A low developed to the east of the Cocos-Keeling Islands on 13 January in an active phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. The low moved to the southwest and developed into a tropical cyclone on 17 January before crossing 90oE into La Reunion's area of responsibility. Joshua had no impact on mainland Australia or the Cocos-Keeling Islands.

Tropical Cyclone Joshua was the second tropical cyclone in the Australian region for the 2020-2021 season.

**All information relating to intensity and track is preliminary information based on operational estimates and subject to change following post analysis.**

Extreme values during event (estimated)

Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information

Maximum Category: 1
Maximum sustained wind speed: 75 km/h
Maximum wind gust: 100 km/h
Lowest central pressure: 992 hPa