22 March 2018 - bulletin 214

Updated at 2200 GMT
Latest warnings for 15S and 16P
Disturbance update


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Marcus / 15S
Warning 29 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.8S 106.0E
Location 501 miles NW of Learmonth, Australia
Movement 195° (SSW) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 120 knots gusting to 145 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 140 to 175 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 40 to 55 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 35 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Marcus is veering round to the south, and weakening. The cyclone will dissipate northwest of Perth within three days. 

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Nora / 16P
Warning 03 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 9.9S 136.5E
Location 365 miles ENE of Darwin, Australia
Movement 065° (ENE) at 2 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 55 to 110 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 15 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Nora will move southeast whilst intensifying to 120 knots. The storm will make landfall in the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria after 5 days.

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Elcho Island to Cape Shield, including Nhulunbuy and Cape Keerweer to Thursday Island, including Weipa.
A tropical cyclone watch applies from NT/Qld Border to Cape Keerweer.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 96W
Position 3.7N 147.4E
Location 345 miles SW of Chuuk
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is MEDIUM

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0900 GMT
System 95P
Position 12.2S 163.9E
Location 625 miles N of Noumea, New Caledonia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is MEDIUM

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMTSystem 96S
Position 10.9S 87.2E
Location 570 miles W of Cocos Island
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW

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