Severe Tropical Cyclone Victor

9 - 17 February 1998


TC Victor formed from a tropical low that moved across northern Australia, and was most likely the remnants of former TC Katrina in the Coral Sea.

It had no impact on the WA coastline. Once it had moved west southwest away from the north Kimberley coast it intensified on 9 and 10 February, reaching cyclone intensity at 1800 WST 10 February. Victor peaked on 12 February at category 3 intensity but then gradually weakened over open waters passing west of 90°E on 16 February.

The time period from the formation of the low from which TC Katrina formed in the Coral Sea, through until it could no longer be identified as a low in the central Indian Ocean was at least 50 days.

For more details see the TC Victor Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Victor