9 May 2017 - bulletin 251

Updated at 2045 GMT
Latest warning for 19P
First warning for 01E



SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Donna / 18P
Warning 24 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 21.1S 166.8E
Location 72 miles NNE of Noumea, New Caledonia
Movement 155° (SSE) at 7 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 105 to 160 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses New Caledonia
Maximum significant wave height 18 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0900 GMT

Donna is moving southeast and is now weakening rapidly. The storm is expected to become extra-tropical within a day or so.

New Caledonian warnings
All cyclonic alerts are now CANCELLED

Tropical cyclone Ella / 19P
Warning 02 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 14.9S 173.2W
Location 141 miles WSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
Movement 295° (WNW) at 2 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Comparative strength Tropical storm
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 30 to 35 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Fiji
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Ella will move west, towards Fiji. The storm will not intensify much further, and will dissipate over Fiji.

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression 01E
Warning 01 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 9.3N 91.3W
Location 335 miles SSW of San Salvador, El Salvador
Movement 295° (WNW) at 2 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses Mexico
Minimum central pressure 1006 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 0300 GMT 


01E has formed south of El Salvador and will move westnorthwest, whilst intensifying steadily. The system will veer north, and reach at least 80 knots on approach to the Gulf of Tehuantepec after 5 days.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 2100 GMT
System 90E is now 01E

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