1986 Cyclone Winifred

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Category 3 cyclone Winifred crossed the coast south of Innisfail (about 90 km to the south) with wind gusts in Cairns recorded at 118 km/hr. Substantial wind damage, especially uprooted trees, was reported from Cairns, mainly from westerly winds. A storm surge of 0.5 metres was measured at Cairns; however, no coastal inundation was reported.


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