Tropical Cyclone Kirrily

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily was a tropical cyclone in the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, east of Queensland Australia.

On the night of January 25, 2024, Kirrily made landfall near Townsville in Queensland, Australia as a category 3 storm.

The storm brought heavy rainfall, flooding, and damaging winds to the coast and inland Queensland, with storm surge along the shoreline.

For more information, visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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Contributions by: CIRA Staff

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Flooding in the Australian Outback due to Kirrily

Description:

This before/after comparison imagery of the Australian outback in Queensland and the Northern Territory shows the impact that the heavy rainfall from Cyclone Kirrily had on flooding in the region.


Phenomena: Flooding

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day Land Cloud

Instrument: VIIRS

Kirrily Continues to Impact Northern Australia

Description:

Kirrily continues to bring rain to northern Queensland and Northern Territory.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Kirrily Becomes Ex-Tropical

Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: AHI

Kirrily Makes Landfall in Queensland

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily crosses the Queensland coast near Townsville, Australia as a category 3 storm.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Strong Convection Occurs Within Tropical Cyclone Kirrily

Description:

As Kirrily nears landfall, strong convection occurs within the tropical system.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily Approaches Northeast Australia

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily slowly strengthens as it approaches northeast Australia.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Tropical Cyclone Seven Develops in the Coral Sea

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Seven forms in the Coral Sea east of Queensland, Australia, and is projected to near the coast over the next couple of days.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI