5 May 2017 - bulletin 236

Updated at 0840 GMT
Latest warning for 18P

Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 06 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 13.6S 165.6E
Location 291 miles NNW of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 230° (SW) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 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 30 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Donna is moving southwest, and will slowly curve round onto a southerly, later southeasterly course. This will take the storm through Vanuatu, whilst intensifying to 115 knots.

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

New Caledonian warnings
A yellow strong wind alert is in force for the northwest of the territory.  

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