29 April 2017 - bulletin 226

Updated at 1340 GMT
Latest warning for 17S

Tropical cyclone Frances / 17S
Warning 06 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 13.6S 122.9E
Location 261 miles N of Broome, Australia
Movement 215° (SW) at 5 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE 
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 50 to 90 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Australia
Maximum significant wave height 20 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 is now weakening and is expected to dissipate within a day or so. 

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING applies from Kuri Bay to Cape Leveque, but not including Derby.

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