2 April 2018 - bulletin 244

Updated at 0905 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P and 18P
Disturbance update


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Josie / 18P
Warning 08 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 21.1S 178.4E
Location 180 miles S of Suva, Fiji
Movement 180° (S) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 45 to 110 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 18 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Josie will move southeast, away from the Fijian archipelago, and will strengthen to 40 knots. The system is expected to become subtropical after 3 days.

Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 13 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 17.0S 148.9E
Location 178 miles E of Cairns, Australia
Movement 135° (SE) at 3 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 40 to 80 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Iris has regenerated in the Coral Sea, east of Queensland. The system is expected to intensify to 55 knots, whilst performing a loop, which will bring it close to the coast. Iris will then turn back east.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0300 GMT
System 17P has regenerated into a tropical cyclone

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