A low that developed northwest of Christmas Island on 23 January tracked to the west southwest passing near Cocos Islands on 26 January. The system reached cyclone intensity on 27 and 28 January but then weakened as it moved to the southeast.
There was no damage reported from Cocos Islands.
For more details see the TC John Report (pdf)
Track and intensity
All times in WST - subtract 8 hours to convert to UTC.