4 May 2017 - bulletin 235

Updated at 2140 GMT
Latest warning for 18P

Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 05 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 13.0S 166.8E
Location 295 miles NNW of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 245° (WSW) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 85 knots gusting to 105 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 80 to 120 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 20 to 35 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Vanuatu, New Caledonia
Maximum significant wave height 28 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 110 knots.

Vanuatu warnings
A tropical cyclone warning is current for Torba and Sanma
A RED alert is in force for Torba province
A YELLOW alert is in force for Sanma province

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