27 March 2017 - bulletin 151

Updated at 0910 GMT
Latest warning for 13P
Final warning for 12S



SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Caleb / 12S
Warning 09 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 15.4S 97.3E
Location 200 miles S of Cocos Island
Movement 280° (W) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 40 to 80 miles to the south of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
FINAL WARNING

Caleb no longer qualifies as a tropical cyclone and will move west whilst dissipating.

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Debbie / 13P
Warning 06 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 19.5S 150.2E
Location 295 miles ESE of Cairns, Australia
Movement 210° (SSW) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 150 to 170 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 25 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Debbie will move southwest and is expected to intensify to 105 knots before making landfall in Queensland on Tuesday (GMT). 

Australian warnings
BOM Queensland issues hourly updates
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Cardwell to St Lawrence including Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsunday Islands, and inland including Charters Towers, Pentland, Collinsville, and Mount Coolon.
 
A tropical cyclone watch is in force for inland areas between Lucinda and Pentland

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