26 March 2017 - bulletin 150

Updated at 2050 GMT
Latest warnings for 12S and 13P


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Caleb / 12S
Warning 08 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 15.8S 98.4E
Location 235 miles SE of Cocos Island
Movement 290° (WNW) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 55 to 65 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 13 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Caleb will move west and is expected very gradually weaken. The storm will weaken and dissipate after a day or so.

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Debbie / 13P
Warning 05 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.6S 150.3E
Location 320 miles ESE of Cairns, Australia
Movement 250° (WSW) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 70 knots gusting to 85 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 125 to 180 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 35 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 18 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Debbie will move westsouthwest and is expected to intensify to 80 knots before making landfall in Queensland on Tuesday (GMT). 

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Lucinda to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands , and inland of Bowen including Collinsville.
 
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Innisfail to Lucinda, extending inland to Charters Towers, Pentland, and Mount Coolon.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 92S is no longer suspect for tropical cyclone formation

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