9 March 2018 - bulletin 178

Updated at 2155 GMT
Latest warning for 12P
Disturbance updates


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Hola / 12P
Warning 14 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 20.4S 168.1E
Location 151 miles NE of Noumea, New Caledonia
Movement 135° (SE) at 16 knots
Maximum sustained winds 80 knots gusting to 100 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 145 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 20 to 40 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand
Maximum significant wave height 28 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Hola is moving southeast and is weakening. The storm will become extra-tropical on approach to the North Island of New Zealand.

Regional warnings
Vanuatu: A tropical cyclone warning is in force for Tafea and Shefa provinces
New Caledonia: Territory is on pre-alert, with the exception of Ouvéa, Maré and Lifou, which are on tropical cyclone alert #2.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 99S
Position 12.0S 68.7E
Location 350 miles SW of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW
System 91S
Position 11.2S 73.9E
Location 255 miles N of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is LOW

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