7 April 2017 - bulletin 169

Updated at 0830 GMT
Latest warning for 15S
Disturbance update



SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Ernie / 15S
Warning 03 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 15.4S 110.3E
Location 467 miles NNW of Learmonth, Australia
Movement 190° (S) at 5 knots
Maximum sustained winds 95 knots gusting to 115 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 65 to 100 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 34 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Ernie has intensified strongly and will continue move southsouthwest. As the cyclone weakens, it will veer west.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 95P 
Position 12.2S 172.0ELocation 455 miles NW of Nadi, Fiji
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

It should be noted that as this disturbance moves southwest, it will approach the nation of Vanuatu. At this time, no tropical cyclone warnings or watches are in force anywhere, in relation to this system.

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