10 April 2017 - bulletin 181

Updated at 2020 GMT
Disturbance update

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 (updated 2020 GMT)
Meteo France (New Caledonia) (in French) advises that the previous cyclonic alerts are now all CANCELLED, and to proceed with caution.

Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 96S
Position 10.0S 131.7E
Location 175 miles NNE of Darwin, Australia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

Australian warnings
Updated for 1930 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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