Severe Tropical Cyclone Norman

29 February - 8 March 2000


Tropical cyclone Norman developed from a low that moved off the west Kimberley coast. The cyclone tracked parallel to the Pilbara coastline for three days at a distance of about 250 kilometres, before continuing on a westward track away from the West Australian coast. Norman quickly reached a category 5 cyclone on 2 March but weakened over the following 2 days. The system finally sheared during the 8-9 February with the low level centre moving in a northwest direction before dissipating.

While there were no direct impacts to coastal or island communities there was an economic impact owing to the disruption to industry in the northwest.

For more details see the TC Norman Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Norman