24 April 2018 - bulletin 287

Updated at 1550 GMT
Latest warning for 20S
Disturbance update


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Fakir / 20S
Warning 05 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 22.8S 57.2E
Location 162 miles S of Port Louis, Mauritius
Movement 150° (SSE) at 18 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 130 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses La Reunion
Maximum significant wave height 19 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Fakir is moving southeast and is weakening very rapidly. The storm will dissipate within 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 MEDIUM

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