27 April 2017 - bulletin 220

Updated at 0930 GMT
Latest warning for 03W
First warning for 17S
Disturbance update



NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Muifa / 03W
Warning 11 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 15.9N 134.7E
Location 432 miles NNW of Yap
Movement 015° (NNE) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 10 to 55 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 13 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Muifa is veering northnortheast and is starting to weaken. The storm will dissipate within a day or so. 

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Frances / 17S
Warning 01 from JTWC at 0300 GMT
Position 9.6S 130.2E
Location 179 miles NNW of Darwin, Australia
Movement 225° (SW) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 40 to 65 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Australia
Maximum significant wave height 10 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

17S has formed off northern Australia and will move westsouthwest, parallel but some distance away from the coastline. The storm will intensify to 45 knots, but is expected to dissipate within five days.

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Kuri Bay to Wyndham, not including Wyndham.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0300 GMT
System 97P is now 17S

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