Severe Tropical Cyclone Tracy Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Tracy is arguably the most significant tropical cyclone in Australia s history accounting for lives, the destruction of most of Darwin and profoundly affecting the Australian perspective to the tropical cyclone threat By world standards, Tracy was a small but intense tropical Tropical cyclone A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low pressure center, a closed low level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane h r k n, k e n , typhoon t a f u n Australia s worst cyclones since ABC News Here is a list of some of the worst cyclones to lash the Australian coast since Cyclone Tracy Tracy, a category four, struck Darwin in the Northern Territory on Christmas Eve. Cyclone Larry Severe Tropical Cyclone Larry RSMC Nadi designation F, JTWC designation P was a tropical cyclone that made landfall in Australia during the Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.Larry originated as a low pressure system over the eastern Coral Sea on March , and was monitored by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in Brisbane, Australia. Tropical Cyclone Extremes Bureau of Meteorology see also WMO World Weather Extremes Archive site Strongest Wind Gust The highest recorded wind gust recorded in the Australian region is km h at Barrow Island data courtesy of Chevron during cyclone Olivia on April This is a world record for the highest wind gust ever recorded eclipsing the previous record km h at Mt Washington Observatory NH, USA on April . Tropical Cyclone Records prhaa Which is the most intense tropical cyclone on record Typhoon Tip in the Northwest Pacific Ocean on October had a measured central pressure of mb and estimated surface sustained winds of m s kt, mph Dunnavan and Diercks .Typhoon Nancy on September, is listed in the best track data for the Northwest Pacific region as having estimated maximum sustained Severe Wind Geoscience Australia If Tropical Cyclone Tracy was to occur today, Geoscience Australia has estimated Arthur, Schofield and Cechet that the average damage based on full reconstruction costs would reduce by per cent.This reduction is due to the implementation of very high building standards in the years after Tracy, which greatly reduces the damage from extreme winds. Cyclones and tornadoes kidcyber The worst cyclone in Australia was Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city of Darwin, Northern Territory on Christmas Eve On December , the Bureau of Meteorology in Northern Australia noticed a cyclone forming off the coast. Hurricanes Science and Society The Great Bhola Cyclone This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the North Indian Ocean cyclone season and also the season s strongest It reached a strength equal to that of a Category hurricane. Lessons not learned Darwin s paying the price after After Cyclone Tracy, you d expect Darwin of all cities to be ready for the next one But as the clean up after Cyclone Marcus continues, it s clear must be done to increase the city s resilience.