3 April 2018 - bulletin 247

Updated at 0935 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P
Final warning for 18P


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Josie / 18P
Warning 12 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 22.8S 179.6W
Location 304 miles SSE of Suva, Fiji
Movement 135° (SE) at 16 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 110 to 250 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
FINAL WARNING

Josie is moving southeast and becoming subtropical.

Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 17 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 17.8S 149.7E
Location 230 miles ESE of Cairns, Australia
Movement 140° (SE) at 10 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 125 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Iris is expected to intensify to 60 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 the Whitsunday Islands
A tropical cyclone watch is in force from Yeppoon to St Lawrence

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