3 April 2018 - bulletin 249

Updated at 2135 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P


SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 19 from JTWC at 2100 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 0300 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 Yeppoon, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands

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