Tropical cyclone Jane formed well to the north of Western Australia on 2 January. Jane then meandered to the southeast and then to the south from 6 January, eventually crossing the Pilbara coast near Pardoo east of Port Hedland on 9 January.
At Port Hedland, Goldsworthy and Telfer a few buildings were unroofed and trees were uprooted. Pardoo station suffered extensive damage to the outcamp building and also some stock losses caused by flooding and by drowning of stock on the coast. Minor flooding occurred in the De Grey River Basin. Two workmen aboard a drilling ship were slightly injured.
Jane was the first cyclone to occur in the 1982-83 Australian region tropical cyclone season. It was also the most intense to occur in the Western Region.
For more details see the TC Jane Report (pdf)
Track and intensity
All times in WST - subtract 8 hours to convert to UTC.