3 May 2017 - bulletin 233

Updated at 2150 GMT
Latest warning for 18P



SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 03 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 12.9S 169.6E
Location 298 miles NNE of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 265° (W) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 45 to 95 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 0 to 15 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Vanuatu
Maximum significant wave height 22 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Donna is moving west, and will slowly curve round onto a southerly, later southeasterly course. This will take the storm just east of Vanuatu, whilst intensifying to 95 knots.

Vanuatu warnings
A tropical cyclone warning is current for Torba, Penama and Sanma

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