12 May 2017 - bulletin 258

Updated at 0950 GMT
Latest warnings for 19P


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Ella / 19P
Warning 07 from JTWC at 0300 GMT
Position 13.9S 178.0W
Location 326 miles NE of Suva, Fiji
Movement 325° (NW) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 45 to 70 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Fiji
Maximum significant wave height 15 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Ella will move west to the north of Fiji. The storm is at peak intensity and will gradually weaken, until it dissipates within about four days.

Fiji warnings
A strong wind warning is in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby islands.

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