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21 January 2015

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Tropical cyclone NIKO is expected to visit Tahiti later today.

Latest report from Fiji Met Service :
STORM WARNING 019 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Jan 21/1906 UTC 2015 UTC.
TROPICAL CYCLONE NIKO CENTRE 995HPA CATEGORY 1 WAS LOCATED NEAR 16.3 SOUTH
148.9 WEST AT 211800 UTC.
POSITION POOR.
REPEAT POSITION 16.3S 148.9W at 211800 UTC.
CYCLONE MOVING SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 9 KNOTS. CYCLONE INTENSIFYING.
EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE INCREASING TO
60 KNOTS BY 221800 UTC.
EXPECT WINDS OVER 33 KNOTS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES IN EASTERN SEMI-CIRCLE
AND WITHIN 90 NAUTICAL MILES IN SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
AND WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES IN NORTHWEST QUADRANT
FORECAST POSITION NEAR 17.9S 147.7W AT 220600 UTC
AND NEAR 19.8S 146.6W AT 221800 UTC.

ALL VESSELS WITHIN 300 NAUTICAL MILES OF CENTRE ARE REQUESTED TO SEND
REPORTS EVERY THREE HOURS TO RSMC NADI.
VOS REPORTING SHIPS USE NORMAL CHANNELS. OTHER VESSELS FAX PLUS 679 6720190
OR EMAIL NADITCC AT MET DOT GOV DOT FJ
Latest update of threat map is at
http://www.met.gov.fj/aifs_prods/65648.html
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