Severe Tropical Cyclone Kara

23 - 30 March 2007


A low moved off the West Kimberley coast and developed, reaching cyclone intensity about 465 km north northwest of Port Hedland at 14:00 WST 25 March (25/06UTC) as it tracked to the west. The midget system then rapidly developed to category four intensity by 14:00 WST 26 March (26/06 UTC) and recurved to the east southeast. It remained at that intensity for 24 hours before rapidly weakening to a low by 08:00 WST 28 March (28/00 UTC) near the east Pilbara coast at 80 Mile Beach.

Although communities were placed on alert, there was no reported wind impact or damage on the coast. Offshore oil and gas facilities were evacuated and there was likely to be considerable economic impact due to lost production.

For more details see the TC Kara Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

Times in WDT until 24 March and then in WST.

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Kara