A tropical low developed from an active convergence zone on 18 October. The system intensified into a tropical cyclone the next day and received the name Alex. Alex moved southeast and steadily intensified, reaching its peak intensity with 10-minute sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and a barometric pressure of 964 hPa (28.47 inHg) on 21 October. Alex weakened as strong wind shear caused the convection and circulation to separate, dissipating on 27 October.
A tropical low was identified in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria on 1 December, moving steadily northwest. It soon moved over land, re-emerging off the Northern Territory coast on 3 December. Late on 4 December, the low reached tropical cyclone status, receiving the name Amelia as it moved west-southwest through the Timor Sea. Soon afterwards, however, the system fell below cyclone intensity. It drifted west-southwest over the next few days, dissipating on 8 December.
Intense Tropical Cyclone Chris–Damia was the strongest tropical cyclone in the South-West Indian Ocean ever recorded with a minimum pressure of 898 mbar (hPa), until being surpassed by Cyclone Gafilo in 2004.
Cyclone Dominic made landfall on April 7, 1982, near Cape Keerweer. Damage was done to buildings and power lines at Edward River Mission and Aurukun. Wind damage was seen in Darwin and the Northern Territory. The storm tide was 1 meter/3.3 ft at Weripa and 1.5 meter/5 ft at Karumba. The storm left 3.6 million dollars (1982 USD) in damage.