27 April 2017 - bulletin 222

Updated at 2040 GMT
Final warning for 03W
Updated warning for 17S

Tropical storm Muifa / 03W
Warning 13 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 17.9N 134.7E
Location 554 miles SW of Iwo To, Japan
Movement 355° (N) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 10 feet

Muifa is moving north and is now dissipating.

Tropical cyclone Frances / 17S
Warning 04 from BOM at 1900 GMT
Position 11.0S 127.5E
Location 380 km NNE of Kalumburu, Australia
Movement 250° (WSW) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 50 knots gusting to 70 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 20 to 75 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Australia
JTWC Maximum significant wave height 17 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Frances is moving southwest off northwestern 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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