AUSTRALIAN CYCLONES
Cyclone Abigail


Statistics

Category: 3
Formed: 24th February 2001
Dissipated: 27th February 2001
Highest recorded wind (Gust): Unknown
Highest recorded wind (1 Minute): 120 km/h
Highest recorded wind (10 Minutes): Unknown
Eye diameter: Unknown
States affected: Queensland, Northern Territory and WA
Other countries affected: N/A
Fatalities: 1
Estimated damage cost: $245,000 estimated
 
The Path of Destruction

Cyclone Abigail formed approximately 80km north of Cairns. Minimal damage and flooding occurred. 

Timeline of the storm

24th February 2001

Cyclone Abigail formed approximately 80km north of Cairns. Upon making landfall as a category 1 storm and soon changed into a low. 
 
25th February 2001
 
After sweeping inland as a low, Cyclone Abigail began to strengthen in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
 
5.00am (ACST) - The eye of the storm swept over Mornington Island, causing damage to local crops. 4,000 citizens of the remote island remianed safe however a cleanup was required as an estimation of $245,000 worth of damage occured.
 
26th February 2001

Cyclone Abigail strengthened in the past 24hours from ex-tropical cyclone Abigail to Severe Tropical cyclone Abigail as a category 2 storm.
 
27th February 2001

As it swept inland to the Northern Territory mainland, Abigail weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm.
 
28th February 2001

Ex-Tropical cyclone Abigail continued through the Northern Territory as a tropical low, bringing rainfall inland.
 
1st March 2001

Ex-Tropical cyclone Abigail continued through the Northern Territory as a tropical low. Later that day it crossed into Western Australia.
 
1st March 2001

Ex-Tropical cyclone Abigail continued through the Northern Territory as a tropical low.
 
2nd - 8th March 2001

Ex-Tropical cyclone Abigail continued through Western Australian, weakening inland as a tropical low. It headed in a west south west direction before taking a turn on the 3rd where it tracked south.
 
 

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