24 March 2018 - bulletin 220

Updated at 2150 GMT
Latest warnings for 16P
First warnings for 17P and 03W
Disturbance updates


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEANTropical depression 03W
Warning 01 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 5.7N 142.2E
Location 580 miles WSW of Chuuk
Movement 275° (W) at 14 knots
Maximum sustained winds 25 knots gusting to 35 knots
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 7 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT
03W has formed and will gradually veer from west to northwest, later north and northeast. The system will intensify to 70 knots before starting to weaken.

Regional warnings
NONE

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Nora / 16P
Warning 11 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 15.5S 141.8E
Location 245 miles WNW of Cairns, Australia
Movement 165° (SSE) at 13 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 100 to 115 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 20 to 30 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height N/A
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Nora overland in the is making landfall along the Cape York peninsula and will move south whilst weakening.

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Karumba to Cape Keerweer
A tropical cyclone watch applies from NT/Qld Border to Karumba, including Mornington Island
Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 01 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 14.7S 158.9E
Location 571 miles WNW of Port Vila, Vanuatu
Movement 240° (WSW) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 35 to 80 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Queensland, Australia
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Iris has formed and will track south through the Coral Sea. The system will intensify to 50 knots.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 2100 GMT
System 96W is now 03W

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 2100 GMT
System 95P is now 17P

SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 96S
Position 18.2S 99.5E
Location 390 miles SE of Cocos Island
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW

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