4 May 2017 - bulletin 234

Updated at 0750 GMT
Latest warning for 18P

Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 04 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 12.4S 168.1E
Location 318 miles N of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 280° (W) at 5 knots
Maximum sustained winds 80 knots gusting to 100 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 65 to 75 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 24 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 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 110 knots.

Vanuatu warnings
A tropical cyclone warning is current for Torba, Penama, Sanma and Malampa
A YELLOW alert is in force for Torba and Penama
A BLUE alert is in force for Sanma and Malampa
In addition, people in Shefa and Tafea should closely monitor the progression of Donna

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