10 April 2017 - bulletin 180

Updated at 1525 GMT
Latest warning for 16P
Disturbance updates

Tropical cyclone Cook / 16P
Warning 06 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 22.8S 165.7E
Location 47 miles SSW of Noumea, New Caledonia
Movement 180° (S) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 65 to 135 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 15 to 40 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses New Caledonia
Maximum significant wave height 24 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Cook has passed over New Caledonia and is now weakening. The storm is expected to be extra-tropical on approach to New Zealand on Thursday (GMT).

Regional warnings
Meteo France (New Caledonia) (in French) advises that Cyclonic Alert n° 2 is now in force across the territory, with the exception of Belep and Maré (which remain at Alert 1). It is imperative to check the above link for details.

Update from JTWC at 1100 GMT
System 96S
Position 9.5S 132.3E
Location 200 miles NNE of Darwin, Australia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

Australian warnings
Updated for 1330 GMT
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Croker Island to Cape Fourcroy, including the Tiwi Islands.
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Point Stuart to Mitchell Plateau, including Darwin.

update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 92W
Position 3.3N 149.5E
 Location 282 miles SSW of Chuuk
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is MEDIUM

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