Jessie was the tenth tropical cyclone of the season to exert an influence in the Northwestern Australian Region. This system was the sixth of the season to spend its entire life over water. The early development of Jessie was comparatively well documented by means of ship reports on 16, 17 and 18 March as this deepening phase was spent near the sea lanes linking Western Australia and Japan.
Jessie had no direct effect on the weather over the continent. Its closest approach to Australia occurred during its very early stages and even then Jessie was about 380 km from the coast.
For more details see the TC Jessie Report (pdf).