13 May 2017 - bulletin 261

Updated at 1700 GMT
Latest warnings for 19P

Tropical cyclone Ella / 19P
Warning 10 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 13.8S 179.5W
Location 285 miles NNE of Suva, Fiji
Movement 255° (WSW) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 55 knots gusting to 70 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 30 to 70 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Fiji
Maximum significant wave height 18 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Ella will move west to the north of Fiji. The storm will gradually weaken, until it dissipates within about two days or so.

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