Météo-France's meteorological office at Réunion (MFR) issued advisories for storms in the basin during the year. At the time, the MFR area of warning responsibility was from the coast of Africa to 80º E, and the agency primarily used the Dvorak technique to estimate the intensities of tropical cyclones.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which is a joint United States Navy – United States Air Force task force that issues tropical cyclone warnings for the region, also issued advisories for storms in the year. The agency tracked a tropical depression in July 1982. The system formed on July 4 southeast of Seychelles, and initially curved to the southwest. It failed to intensify beyond winds of 55 km/h (35 mph), and dissipated on July 4 after turning to the northwest. At the time, the annual tropical cyclone year was from August 1 to July 31 of the subsequent year.
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 Cyclone Gafilo broke the record with a minimum pressure of 895 mbar (hPa).
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