Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ILSA-23
in Australia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone ILSA-23 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000968
Name ILSA-23
From - To 08 Apr - 13 Apr
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population 3 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 241 km/h Category 4
Maximum storm surge 0.7 m (08 Apr 23:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 213 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 252 km/h 2.5 m 582 mm 0.5
GFS 223 km/h 1.9 m 813 mm 0.5
ECMWF 148 km/h 0.7 m 608 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Australia - Tropical Cyclone ILSA, update (ECHO 13 Apr 2023)Thu, 13 Apr 2023 10:05

  • The Bureau of Meteorology upgraded cyclone Ilsa to category 4 with gusts near the centre up to 230km/h as it tracks towards the coast 290km north of Port Hedland at 00:00 UTC 13 April.

  • Winds in Ilsa's "very destructive core" could gust up to 275 km/h with very heavy rains (up to 400 mm) and abnormally high tides on Thursday night into Friday morning local time, before the storm moves inland, over the East Pilbara Shire and the Northern Interior District (Pilbara Region), on 14 April, weakening into a tropical storm.

  • A yellow cyclone alert is in place along more than 700km of coastline between an area south of Broome and Whim Creek, while residents in the populated mining town of Port Hedland are preparing to head into lockdown.

  • Over the next 36 hours, very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the western and central Pilbara Region. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a warning zone for gales over this area.

ILSA-23 - EC/ECHO daily mapThu, 13 Apr 2023 17:56

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Australia - Tropical Cyclone ILSA, update (ECHO 14 Apr 2023)Fri, 14 Apr 2023 10:24

  • Tropical Cyclone ILSA has been downgraded to Category-3 after it crossed the Western Australian coast as a category-5 between De Grey and Pardoo at 16:00 UTC on Thursday, 13 April with a wind speed of 213 km/h.
  • At 1:00 UTC today (14 April), the system has further weakened to Category 2 and is located near Telfer in the far eastern Pilbara, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. ILSA is expected to weaken below tropical cyclone strength tonight and then move into southern parts of the Northern Territory on Saturday morning.
  • Initial reports indicate the cyclone largely missed highly populated areas but brought down trees and caused severe damage to vegetation, along with a storm surge up to six metres high. There have so far been no reports of injuries to people or damage to infrastructure due to the cyclone.
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