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[New post] Vanuatu Daily News Digest | Closer than we’d like: Winston Advisory 1

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: "Advisory Number 1 on Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston issued by the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department, Port Vila at 12:47pm VUT Monday 22 February 2016. At 11:00am local time, Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston 945 hPa) Category 4 was located" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Vanuatu Daily News Digest | Closer than we’d like: Winston Advisory 1 by bobmakin Advisory Number 1 on Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston issued by the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department, Port Vila at 12:47pm VUT Monday 22 February 2016. At 11:00am local time, Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston 945 hPa) Category 4 was located near 17.8S 172.5E. The Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston is positioned at the bottom center of the square letter L, number 7 (L, 7) of the Vanuatu tropical cyclone tracking map. This is about 440 KM east of Efate. In the last 6 hours, the system has moved west southwest at 8 KM/HR. Winds close to the center are estimated at 175 KM/HR and expected to intensify further. The position of the system is expected to be near 18.0S, 172.4E in the next 6 hours. Strong to gale force winds of 50 to 60 KM/HR may be expected over TAFEA in the next 12 to 24 hours. Forecast Positions Date and Time Position Intensity +06 hours (5pm, 22 Feb) 18.0S, 172.4E 95 KTS (175 KM/HR) +12 hours (11pm, 22 Feb) 18.4S, 172.6E 95 KTS (175 KM/HR) +18 hours (5am, 23 Feb) 18.8S, 172.8E 95 KTS (175 KM/HR) +24 hours (11am, 23 Feb) 19.4S, 173.1E 95 KTS (175 KM/HR) +36 hours (11pm, 23 Feb) 20.8S, 173.9E 80 KTS (150 KM/HR) +48 hours (11am, 24 Feb) 22.3S, 174.4E 70 KTS (130 KM/HR) Coastal Marine Wind warning for Channel and southern waters is current. A High Seas Warning is current for Vanuatu Area near the system. Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfalls and inland winds for southern islands is also current. See separate Marine Wind Warning, High Seas Warning and Severe Weather Warning bulletins. The next information on the system will be issued at 6:00pm or earlier if the situation changes. This information is also available on VMGD's website, www.meteo.gov.vu bobmakin | February 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-UT Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/20Pczut Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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