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“I can fly much faster than you can roll, Thomas. It's hard for a train to beat a plane to an emergency.”

Cyclone Thomas is the nineteenth episode of the twenty-second series.


While working in Australia lugging rocks in an outback mine, Shane comes up alongside Thomas and points out to him Isla, a Flying Doctor's plane who transports Doctor Claire to help out people who are too far away to get to the hospital for treatment. Thomas becomes admired by Isla and imagines he can fly so he can help out people as well.

In an attempt to try and be like Isla, Thomas attempts to go and pick up a sick patient at Pine Tree, despite Shane attempting to tell Thomas that Isla can deal with it. Unfortunately for Thomas, he is disappointed to see Isla already there, since she is much faster than Thomas. He later tries to help a man with a broken leg at Adelaide River, but Isla decides that it is best left for her to deal with (being a medical expert) and takes the man onboard.

While Thomas is talking to Shane, Aubrey and Aidan, Isla flies in to say that there is a cyclone at Katherine and she and Doctor Claire are going to rescue the people. Unfortunately, the strong winds of the cyclone forces Isla to turn back. Thomas sees this as his chance to try and help rescue people, and is able to brave the cyclone to go through it. Isla later congratulates Thomas for successfully evacuating the people, for which Thomas feels like a hero like Isla.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden and Madeleine's Father
  • Rachael Miller as Isla
  • Rob Rackstraw as Isla's radio


  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-third episode of the twenty-second series.
  • A reference to the episode, Outback Thomas is made.
  • Skiff's model is used to represent a capsized boat in Thomas' fantasy sequence, though to make it less obvious on the identity, his face was not shown on camera.
  • The fantasy was modified and reanimated from the nineteenth series episode, The Other Side of the Mountain.
  • This episode focuses on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities as it was part of Mattel's partnership with the United Nations to promote 6 of the chosen Sustainable Development Goals.
  • On the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. US airings of this episode, it was paired with Samson and the Fireworks.
    • Speaking of Nickelodeon, this episode and Samson and the Fireworks were the last episodes to both premiere and air on said network in the US until 30th December 2019, when the twenty-third series episodes Deep Trouble and Rangers of the Rails premiered on there.


  • In the fantasy sequence, the man Thomas saves from the sinking boat is there in the second to last scene, but in the last he is gone.


In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Ciclone Thomas
Croatian Ciklon Tomica
Czech Smršť Tomáš
Danish Cyklon-Thomas
Dutch Thomas de Cycloon
Finnish Pyörremyrsky-Tuomas
German Thomas und der Sturm
Hebrew תומס בעין הסערה
Hungarian Thomas és a ciklon
Italian Il Dottor Thomas
Japanese サイクロン・トーマス
Korean 폭풍 속으로!
Latin Spanish Ciclón Thomas
Norwegian Thomas i syklonen
Polish Cyklon Tomek
Portuguese Thomas Ciclone
Russian Циклон
Serbian Ciklon Tomas
Spanish El Ciclón Thomas
Swedish Cyklon-Thomas
Turkish Kasırga Thomas

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