Tropical Cyclone Leon

13 February - 1 March 1989


A low formed between Cocos and Christmas Island was steered to the west passing south of Cocos Island on 18 February. The system reached cyclone intensity overnight on 18-19 February before passing west of 90°E and was renamed Hanitra by Mauritius Meteorological Service.

The cyclone remained over open waters and did not affect any island or coastal communities.

For more details see the TC Leon Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Leon-Hanitra