Severe Tropical Cyclone Ken

26 February - 6 March 1983


Tropical cyclone Ken formed north of the Kimberley on 28 February and tracked to the south crossing the Kimberley coast near Kuri Bay on 2 March. Ken then weakened to a rain-bearing depression over inland areas.

Although Ken was classified as severe at landfall, it crossed the coast in a sparsely populated area and no reports of damage were received. However, significant flooding occurred on the Fitzroy River following the heavy rains associated with the system. Ken was the second cyclone of the season to cross the northwest coast of Australia.

For more details see the TC Ken Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Ken