30 April 2017 - bulletin 227

Updated at 0600 GMT
Final warning for 17S
Disturbance update



SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Frances / 17S
Warning 07 from JTWC at 0300 GMT
Position 13.4S 122.1E
Location 270 miles N of Broome, Australia
Movement 250° (WSW) at 5 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 10 to 50 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Australia
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Frances is weakening rapidly as it moves westsouthwest, and is dissipating. 


TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0200 GMT
System 98S
Position 9.9S 101.6E
Location 300 miles NNE of Cocos Island
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

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