16 April 2017 - bulletin 196

Updated at 1425 GMT
Latest warning for 01B


NORTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Maarutha / 01B
Warning 05 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 18.0N 93.5E
Location 275 miles SSE of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Movement 035° (NE) at 15 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 55 to 115 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Myanmar
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Maarutha is headed northeast, and is approaching landfall in Myanmar. The storm will dissipate inland. 

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