Severe Tropical Cyclone Victor

2 - 9 March 1986


A tropical low formed north of the Kimberley on 2 March and reached cyclone intensity as it moved on a general southwest track. Tropical cyclone Victor intensified into a category four cyclone peaking on 5 March well north of Karratha. The cyclone did not cross the coast, but followed a track parallel to it at a distance approximately 240 to 450 km offshore. Victor eventually weakened below cyclone intensity on 9 March west of Geraldton.

Although gale-force winds were registered at Barrow Island there was no direct damage caused by Victor . However, offshore industry operations were disrupted causing economic losses.

For more details see the TC Victor Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Victor