Severe Tropical Cyclone Walter

1 - 8 April 2001

Summary

A low formed into Tropical Cyclone Walter at noon WST on Monday 2 April at which time it was located approximately 260 kilometres east northeast of Christmas Island. The cyclone initially moved on a westerly track passing to the north of Christmas Island during the night of 2-3 April. Walter continued to intensify reaching Category 4 intensity early on 5 April as it moved to the southwest passing 130 km north of Cocos Islands.

Walter then weakened primarily through increased wind shear and was downgraded to a tropical low at midday on 8 April. While gales were reported from Cocos Islands as the cyclone passed to the north there was no known damage associated with Walter .

For more details see the TC Walter Report (pdf)

Track and intensity

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

Best Track of Severe Tropical Cyclone Walter