6 May 2017 - bulletin 240

Updated at 0940 GMT
Latest warning for 18P
Disturbance update


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 12 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 13.5S 164.1E
Location 350 miles NW of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 205° (SSW) at 2 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 140 to 190 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 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 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
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.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from 0600 GMT
System No Invest Assigned (NIA-E)
Position 10N 90W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is LOW (0%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is MEDIUM (40%)

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