Tropical Cyclone Leila

22 - 24 January 1973


Cyclone Leila was the fourth cyclone of the season and the second to develop over the tropical waters of the central Indian Ocean. Although it developed in the Perth TCWC region Leila moved within 48 hours into the Mauritius region of responsibility where it was renamed Gertrude . There it continued to develop becoming a very intense tropical cyclone according to reports emanating from Mauritius. Leila - Gertrude eventually recurved, became extratropical wand was caught up in a higher latitude westerly flow which carried it to the Amsterdam Island area on 3rd February, 1973.

Leila occurred west of 90°E when the Australian region extended to 80°E.

For more details see the TC Leila Report (17 KB)