27 January 2015 - bulletin 43


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Latest warning for 08S
First warning for 09S

Time of posting: Approximately 2100 GMT


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Diamondra / 08S
Warning 03 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.7S 77.7E
Location 759 miles SSE of Diego Garcia
Movement 165° (SSE) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 85 to 100 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 15 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Diamondra will continue to move southeast and intensify to 60 knots before adverse conditions prompt its dissipation after 2-3 days.

Tropical cyclone 09S
Warning 01 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 12.7S 63.3E
Location 639 miles WSW of Diego Garcia
Movement 045° (NE) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 10 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

09S has formed and is expected to intensify rapidly over the next few days to a peak of 105 knots on January 30th. The storm will veer onto an easterly course, latterly weakening under increasingly adverse conditions.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 2100 GMT
System 98S is now 09S