23 March 2019 - bulletin 212

Updated at 1515 GMT
Latest warnings for 21S and 22S


SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN
Tropical cyclone Veronica / 21S
Warning 16 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 19.3S 117.4E
Location 258 miles NE of Learmonth, Australia
Movement 135° (SE) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 90 knots gusting to 110 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 130 to 155 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 35 to 45 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Western Australia
Maximum significant wave height 29 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Veronica has continued to weaken as it veers southeast. Adverse conditions will weaken the system further, however the system is expected to head off west before actually making landfall. BOM projects 21S to make landfall before veering west.

Australian warnings
A tropical cyclone WARNING is in force from Wallal to Mardie 

Tropical cyclone Joaninha / 22S
Warning 07 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 16.7S 61.7E
Location 856 miles SW of Diego Garcia
Movement 225° (SW) at 4 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 90 to 155 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 21 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Joaninha will move south, later southeast, whilst intensifying to 100 knots. After 4 days, the cyclone will start to weaken as conditions deteriorate.