24 April 2018 - bulletin 288

Updated at 2040 GMT
Latest warning for 20S
Disturbance update


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Fakir / 20S
Warning 06 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 23.8S 58.1E
Location 226 miles S of Port Louis, Mauritius
Movement 145° (SE) at 14 knots
Maximum sustained winds 50 knots gusting to 65 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 95 to 145 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 16 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Fakir is moving southeast and is weakening rapidly. The storm will dissipate within 24 hours.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Update from JTWC at 1900 GMT
System 96S
Position 9.0S 79.0E
Location 401 miles ESE of Diego Garcia
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 24 hours is now LOW

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