27 April 2017 - bulletin 221

Updated at 1520 GMT
Latest warning for 03W and 17S


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Muifa / 03W
Warning 12 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 17.0N 134.8E
Location 489 miles NNW of Yap
Movement 005° (N) at 11 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 11 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Muifa is veering northnortheast and is starting to weaken. The storm will dissipate soon.

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Frances / 17S
Warning 02 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 10.9S 128.4E
Location 175 miles WNW of Darwin, Australia
Movement 235° (SW) at 11 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 50 to 85 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Australia
Maximum significant wave height 17 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Frances has formed off northern Australia and will move westsouthwest, parallel but some distance away from the coastline. The storm will intensify to 55 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.

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