5 March 2017 - bulletin 109

Updated at 0915 GMT
Latest warning for 09S
Disturbance update

Tropical cyclone Enawo / 09S
Warning 05 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 13.5S 56.1E
Location 402 miles N of Port Louis, Mauritius
Movement 245° (WSW) at 2 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 155 to 230 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Madagascar
Maximum significant wave height 26 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Enawo will move southwest and continue to intensify rapidly. After a day or so the storm will approach the east coast of Madagascar, as it strengthens to 110 knots. After landfall, the system will weaken rapidly to dissipate overland.

Update from JTWC at 0300 GMT
System 96S
Position 12S 130E
Location 55 miles WNW of Darwin, Australia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is now HIGH

Australian warnings

Updated at 0700 GMT
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Mitchell Plateau to Dundee Beach, inculding Wadeye.
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Cockatoo Island to Mitchell Plateau
System 97S
Position 12.4S 81.5E
Location 615 miles ESE of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW 

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