3 April 2017 - bulletin 248

Updated at 1500 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 18 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 19.1S 150.0E
Location 274 miles ESE of Cairns, Australia
Movement 170° (S) at 13 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 to 100 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Iris is expected to intensify to 45 knots and will move southeast for a few days, before turning west and dissipating. 

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Bowen to St Lawrence, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Yeppoon to St Lawrence

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