1 April 2018 - bulletin 242

Updated at 1515 GMT
Latest warnings for 18P
Disturbance update


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Josie / 18P
Warning 05 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 20.0N 177.3E
Location 130 miles SSW of Suva, Fiji
Movement 135° (SE) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 40 knots gusting to 50 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 50 to 80 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 15 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Josie will move southeast past the Fijian archipelago, and will not strengthen further. The system is exepcted to become subtropical, but below 35 knots after two days.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1100 GMT
System 17P
Position 15.6S 149.1E
Location 210 miles ENE of Cairns, Australia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is now HIGH

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