Tropical Cyclone Paddy

18 - 25 November 2021
Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Paddy
All times shows are in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), that is UTC +8 hours.

A tropical low formed just to the west of Christmas Island on 18 November and remained slow moving for the next two days without developing significantly. It started to move towards the southeast later on 20 November, and conditions became more favourable for development on 21 November. The low subsequently intensified and was named Tropical Cyclone Paddy on the morning of 22 November over open waters to the southeast of Christmas Island. It proceeded to move in a southerly then southwesterly direction over the next 36 hours. As Paddy was a small system, it reacted quickly to deteriorating environmental conditions, and weakened below tropical cyclone intensity early on 24 November. The remnant low tracked towards the west over the following days.

Tropical Cyclone Paddy was a short-lived system and had no direct impact on Christmas Island or the Western Australian mainland. It did however contribute to a period of heavy rainfall at Christmas Island, with 251.2mm of rainfall recorded in the 5-day period up to 9am on 21 November.

Tropical Cyclone Paddy was the first tropical cyclone in the Australian Region for the 2021/22 season.

**All information relating to intensity and track is preliminary information based on operational estimates and subject to change following post analysis.**

Extreme values during event (estimated)

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

Maximum Category: 1
Maximum sustained wind speed: 75 km/h
Maximum wind gust: 100 km/h
Lowest central pressure: 995 hPa