Except during the period cyclone Ivy operated meteorological conditions during December were generally unfavourable for tropical cyclone development in the eastern half of the Indian Ocean. Moreover, while within this area, the cyclone was of only minor intensity.
Ivy gave the tropical cyclone season its latest start for four years and only briefly affected the Northwestern Australian Region.
Ivy occurred west of 90°E when the Australian region extended to 80°E.
For more details see the TC Ivy Report (pdf).