Tropical Cyclone Gwenda

4th to 8th of April 1999

Gwenda threatening the Pilbarra coast
TC Gwenda Category 5 threatening the Pilbarra coast of Western Australia.

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TC Gwenda Regional Map - a regional map of the path of TC Gwenda.

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TC Gwenda Local Map - a Broome to Port Hedland Local area map of TC Gwenda.

TC Gwenda became a very destructive Category 5 cyclone, moved into unfavourable conditions, and weakened to Category 2 before crossing the coast just east of Port Hedland, were it remained stationary for many hours and degenerated into a rain depression. This shows how just how fast a cyclone can grow to be a very serious threat, yet, just as fast, diminish in intensity to be only a moderate cyclone by the time it made landfall.

Maintained by Carl Smith.

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