Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for ESTHER-20
in Australia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone ESTHER-20 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000657
Name ESTHER-20
From - To 23 Feb - 24 Feb
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1.4 m (24 Feb 01:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 93 km/h 1.4 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 94 km/h 1.2 m 389 mm 0.5
GFS 104 km/h 1.6 m 389 mm 0.5
ECMWF 86 km/h 1.6 m 472 mm 0.5
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Australia - Tropical Cyclone ESTHER (ECHO 24 Feb 2020)Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:08

  • Tropical Cyclone ESTHER formed over the Gulf of Carpentaria (northern Australia) on 23 February, moving south towards the Northern Territory and Queensland. On 24 February at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 21 km north-east of the coastal Northern Territory/Queensland border, with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (tropical storm).
  • ESTHER is expected to make landfall on 24 February in the morning as a tropical storm before weakening and dissipating on 25 February.
  • Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are expected over the next 24 hours, with a warning for gales in effect. 
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