Tropical Cyclone Maud

28 - 31 January 1973


Maud was the fifth cyclone of the season and the third to develop near the Western Australian coast. The cyclone's whole life was spent over tropical waters yet it was an organised storm for only four days. After Maud filled synoptic conditions apparently did not favour development of tropical cyclones for over a month, the next development in this region being early in March. Maud was a cyclone of moderate intensity with reported winds of 93 km/h during its most intense period. No damage was reported; however the operations of the oil rigs drilling on the North-West Shelf were interrupted for about one day.

For more details see the TC Maud Report (pdf).

Track and intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Maud