2 September 2015 - bulletin 598

Updated at 1635 GMT
Latest warnings for 03C, 12E, 13E, 14E and 06L


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
TYPHOON Kilo / 03C
Warning 52 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 24.3N 179.1E
Location 762 miles ENE of Wake Island
Movement 320° (NW) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 105 to 125 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 35 to 45 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 38 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Kilo will restrengthen after today. The storm will veer west and peak at 120 knots after 4 days.

CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Ignacio / 12E

Warning 35 from CPHC at 1500 GMT
Position 26.1N 157.1W
Location 335 miles N of Honolulu, Hawaii
Movement 315° (NW) at 10 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 205 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure 988 mbar
Threatened landmasses NONE
Next warning from CPHC at 2100 GMT

Ignacio will move northwest and will maintain current strength as it veers north. The system will transition to an extra-tropical low after 5 days.

Hawaiian warnings
East and northeast facing shores of the Hawaiian islands will see large swells and surf, potentially life-threatening. Although it will decline, surf will build again on approach of Jimena, see below.

HURRICANE Jimena / 13E
Warning 28 from CPHC at 1500 GMT
Position 17.7N 142.8W
Location 815 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaii
Movement 295° (WNW) at 7 knots
Maximum sustained winds 95 knots gusting to 115 knots
Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale category 2
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 185 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 60 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure 961 mbar
Threatened landmasses NONE
Next warning from CPHC at 2100 GMT

Jimena is weakening and is expected to veer to the northnorthwest. Jimena will stay far east of Hawaii.
Hawaiian warnings
East facing shores of the Hawaiian islands will see large swells and surf, potentially life-threatening.

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression 14E
Warning 10 from NHC at 1500 GMT
Position 16.2N 115.0W
Location 570 miles SW of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Movement 350° (N) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Minimum central pressure 1005 mbar
Threatened landmasses NONE
Next warning from NHC at 2100 GMT

14E will north and will intensify a little, before adverse conditions prompt its demise, off Baja California, after a day or two.

NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Fred / 06L

Warning 15 from NHC at 1500 GMT
Position 19.8N 30.9W
Location 525 miles WNW of the Cape Verde islands
Movement 295° (WNW) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 40 knots gusting to 50 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure 1004 mbar
Threatened landmasses NONE
Next warning from NHC at 2100 GMT

The storm is weakening rapidly and could in fact lose tropical cyclone status within the next 24-36 hours.