Tropical Cyclone Ned

26 March - 1 April 1989


A low that formed off the west Kimberley coast developed as it moved to the west reaching cyclone intensity on 26 March well north of the Pilbara coast. Ned intensified reaching category 4 intensity early on 29 March well to the west northwest of Exmouth. Ned then weakened owing to increasing wind shear as it moved southwards. A strong mid-latitude trough approaching from the southwest accelerated the remains of Ned to the southeast crossing near Perth on the morning of 1 April. Strong winds were reported at Rottnest Island and in the Rockingham area, and caused power disruptions and isolated roof damage.

For more details see the TC Ned Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Ned