Severe Tropical Cyclone Quenton

26 - 30 November 1983


Tropical Cyclone Quenton formed well north of the Pilbara coast overnight on 27-28 November as it moved to the southeast. Quenton developed rapidly reaching peak intensity before crossing a remote part of the coast along Eighty Mile Beach late on 29 November.

There was some property damage at Sandfire Roadhouse and stock losses but otherwise damage was limited due to the remote location of the coastal crossing.

Quenton was the first cyclone of the season to make landfall and was also the first November cyclone in ten years to cross the Australian coast.

For more information see TC Quenton Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

All times in WDT - subtract 9 hours to convert to UTC.

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Quenton