5 May 2017 - bulletin 238

Updated at 2140 GMT
Latest warning for 18P

Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 09 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 13.5S 164.3E
Location 342 miles NW of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 280° (W) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 100 to 140 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 30 to 40 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Vanuatu, New Caledonia
Maximum significant wave height 30 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Donna is moving west, 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 and Sanma
A RED alert is in force for Torba province
A YELLOW alert is in force for Sanma province
A blue alert is in force for Malampa province

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

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