6 February 2017 - bulletin 58

Updated at 1400 GMT
Latest warning for 04S


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Carlos / 04S
Warning 05 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 18.1S 57.2E
Location 120 miles N of Port Louis, Mauritius
Movement 225° (SW) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 55 knots gusting to 70 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 40 to 60 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Mauritius, La Reunion
Maximum significant wave height 16 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Carlos will slowly intensify, whilst moving southwest. The storm will pass near La Reunion After three days, the system will veer southeast whilst peaking at 80 knots, weakening thereafter.

Regional warnings
La Reunion (site in French) is on Yellow Pre-Alert, with an amber alert for heavy rain in force for the northeast of the island
Mauritius is on a Class 2 cyclone warning

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