20 March 2018 - bulletin 208

Updated at 1440 GMT
Latest warnings for 15S
Final warning for 14S
Disturbance update



SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Eliakim / 14S
Warning 23 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 28.7S 53.8E
Location 499 miles S of St Denis, La Reunion
Movement 150° (SSE) at 13 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 110 to 210 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 20 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Eliakim is moving southsoutheast and is becoming extra-tropical.

Tropical cyclone Marcus / 15S
Warning 20 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 14.5S 115.2E
Location 399 miles NNW of Port Hedland, Australia
Movement 280° (W) at 15 knots
Maximum sustained winds 110 knots gusting to 135 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 95 to 190 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 to 60 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Western Australia
Maximum significant wave height 41 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Marcus is moving west into the open Indian Ocean. A rapid intensification will lead to a peak strength of 130 knots in a day or so. The cyclone will then veer towards the south and weaken, finally  dissipating within 4 days.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 96W
Position 8.5N 148.5E
Location 211 miles WNW of Chuuk
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is MEDIUM

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 94P
Position 7.4S 137.1E
Location 228 miles NNE of Gove Airport, Australia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW

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