Tropical Cyclone Roma

18 - 23 April 1973


Roma was the fourth Indian Ocean Cyclone of the season. It lasted for five days and is believed to have been severe on 20th and 21st April when wind speeds near the centre were estimated to have reached about 100 km/h. The cyclone formed almost midway between Cocos Island and the Chagos Archipelago and it travelled in a generally southerly direction. Its course oscillated in and out of the Perth TCWC area of the responsibility.

Roma occurred west of 90°E when the Australian region extended to 80°E.

For more details see the TC Roma Report (pdf)