24 March 2018 - bulletin 218

Updated at 1010 GMT
Latest warnings for 16P
Final warning for 15S
Disturbance updates


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Marcus / 15S
Warning 35 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 26.9S 107.6E
Location 449 miles SW of Learmonth, Australia
Movement 170° (S) at 16 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 170 to 235 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 15 feet
FINAL WARNING

Marcus is moving south, and is now dissipating. 

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Nora / 16P
Warning 09 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 13.3S 140.8E
Location 361 miles NW of Cairns, Australia
Movement 135° (SE) at 10 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 120 to 205 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 35 to 50 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 28 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Nora will move southeast, later south whilst gradually weakening. The storm will make landfall in the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria after 4 days.

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Karumba to Weipa including Mornington Island
A tropical cyclone watch applies from NT/Qld Border to Karumba

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 96W
Position 5.5N 145.9E
Location 475 miles S of Guam
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0600 GMT
System 95P
Position 14.0S 160.5E
Location 419 miles S of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 96S
Position 12.1S 91.1E
Location 340 miles W of Cocos Island
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW

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