Tropical Cyclone Otto

6 - 10 March 1977


Otto moved from the Gulf into the Coral Sea near Cape Tribulation and made landfall again near Bowen. There was no significant wind damage however it severely aggravated already serious floods between Cairns and Ingham which resulted in $6 million crop and property damage. Heavy seas destroyed 1200 m of the esplanade at Machans Beach Cairns. Hay Point also suffered some sea damage. The wave station at Double Island Pt. recorded a significant wave (peak) height of 3.8 m (6.3 m).

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