Tropical Cyclone Neville

14 - 23 January 2010


Tropical Cyclone Neville was initially analysed as a tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria on the 14th January. The low remained very slow moving in the area until the 17th January when the system began to move in an easterly direction towards the Queensland Cape York Peninsula under the influence of an upper trough crossing central Australia.

The low managed to reach the northwest waters of the northwest Coral Sea by 19th January and eventually began to exhibit signs of developing into a tropical cyclone late on 20th January. The low was subsequently named Neville later that night, but quickly weakened back to a tropical low during the morning of the 21str that morning due the highly sheared environment.

This was the first tropical cyclone in the Queensland area of responsibility during the 2009/10 season.

Extreme Values During Cyclone Event (estimated)

Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information

Maximum Category:
Maximum sustained wind speed:
65 km/hr
Maximum wind gust:
95 km/hr
Lowest central pressure:
995 hPa

Track and Intensity

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Neville