24 April 2018 - bulletin 286

Updated at 1215 GMT
Latest warning for 20S
Disturbance update


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Fakir / 20S
Warning 04 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 21.3S 56.2E
Location 70 miles SE of St Denis, La Reunion
Movement 150° (SSE) at 21 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 55 to 150 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses La Reunion
Maximum significant wave height 21 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Fakir is moving rapidly southeast and will pass just east of La Reunion later today. The storm will become dissipate after a day or so.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 0730 GMT
System 96S
Position 8.8S 80.8E
Location 500 miles E of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is now MEDIUM

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