23 April 2018 - bulletin 284

Updated at 2100 GMT
Latest warning for 20S
Disturbance update


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Fakir / 20S
Warning 02 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 17.5S 54.1E
Location 192 miles NNW of St Denis, La Reunion
Movement 145° (SE) at 19 knots
Maximum sustained winds 50 knots gusting to 65 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 35 to 95 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses La Reunion
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Fakir formed earlier today and is strengthening rapidly. The storm is moving rapidly southeast and will become extra-tropical after a day or so

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1800 GMT
System 93S is now 20S

System 96S
Position 6.1S 81.6E
Location 550 miles E of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is HIGH

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