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Tropical Cyclone VAIANU : BoM Warnings
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WTPS01 NFFN 111200
Gale Warning 013 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 11/1303 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [995hPa] centre was re-located near 17.4
South 174.9 West at 111200 UTC.  
Position poor.  
Repeat position 17.4S 174.9W at 111200 UTC.
Cyclone moving south at about 05 knots and expected to gradually
curve south-southwest later.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 35 knots close to the centre increasing to
40 knots in the next 6 to 12 hours. 

Expect winds over 33 knots within 60 miles of centre. 

Forecast position near 18.0S 176.3W at 120000 UTC              
              and near 18.7S 177.3W at 121200 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the centre are requested to
send reports every three hours to RSMC NADI. For RSMC Nadi: VOS
reporting ships use normal channels. Other vessels fax plus 679
6720190 or email naditcc at met dot gov dot fj.

This warning cancels and replaces warning 012.
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WTPS01 NFFN 111800
Gale Warning 014 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 11/1909 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [990hPa] centre was located near 17.8 South
175.4 West at 111800 UTC.  
Position poor.  
Repeat position 17.8S 175.4W at 111800 UTC.
Cyclone moving southsouthwest at about 07 knots and expected to curve
southwest.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 40 knots close to the centre increasing to
45 knots in the next 6 to 12 hours. 

Expect winds over 33 knots within 60 miles of centre. 

Forecast position near 18.9S 176.3W at 120600 UTC              
              and near 19.6S 176.9W at 121800 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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.

This warning cancels and replaces warning 013.
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WTPS01 NFFN 120000
Storm Warning 015 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 12/0059 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [985hPa] centre was located near 18.1 South
175.9 West at 120000 UTC.  
Position poor.  
Repeat position 18.1S 175.9W at 120000 UTC.
Cyclone moving southwest at about 07 knots.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 50 knots close to the centre increasing to
55 knots in the next 6 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 20 miles of centre
   and winds over 33 knots within 90 miles of centre. 

Forecast position near 19.2S 176.8W at 121200 UTC              
              and near 19.7S 177.0W at 130000 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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.

This warning cancels and replaces warning 014.
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WHPS01 NFFN 120600 CCA
Hurricane Warning 016 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 12/0802 UTC 2006 UTC.

**correction for cyclone movement**
Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [975hPa] centre was located near 18.3 South 176.4 West
at 120600 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 18.3S 176.4W at 120600 UTC.
Cyclone moving southwest at about 06 knots but is expected turn south in the
next 24 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 60 knots close to the centre increasing to 65 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 30 miles of centre and 
       winds over 33 knots within 100 miles of centre in the eastern semicircle
and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 19.3S 177.0W at 121800 UTC              
              and near 20.7S 177.2W at 130600 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 015.
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WHPS01 NFFN 121200    
Hurricane Warning 017 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 12/1311 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [975hPa] centre was located near 18.7 South 176.5 West
at 121200 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 18.7S 176.5W at 121200 UTC.
Cyclone moving southwest at about 06 knots but is expected turn south in the
next 12 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 60 knots close to the centre increasing to 65 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 30 miles of centre and 
       winds over 33 knots within 100 miles of centre in sectors from north
through east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 19.7S 176.9W at 130000 UTC              
              and near 21.2S 177.1W at 131200 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 016.
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WHPS01 NFFN 121800    
Hurricane Warning 018 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 12/1919 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [975hPa] centre was located near 19.1 South 176.9 West
at 121800 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 19.1S 176.8W at 121800 UTC.
Cyclone moving southwest at about 05 knots but expected turn south in the next 6
to 12 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 60 knots close to the centre increasing to 65 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 30 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 100 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 20.3S 177.1W at 130600 UTC              
              and near 21.4S 177.1W at 131800 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 017.
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WHPS01 NFFN 130000    
Hurricane Warning 019 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 13/0114 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [975hPa] centre was located near 20.1 South 176.8 West
at 130000 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 20.1S 176.8W at 130000 UTC.
Cyclone moving south-southwest at about 05 knots and expected to eventually turn
southeast in the next 24 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 60 knots close to the centre increasing to 65 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 30 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 100 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 21.3S 176.8W at 131200 UTC              
              and near 22.0S 176.8W at 140000 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 018.
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WHPS01 NFFN 130600    
Hurricane Warning 020 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 13/0720 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [970hPa] centre was located near 20.6 South 176.8 West
at 130600 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 20.6S 176.8W at 130600 UTC.
Cyclone moving south at about 05 knots and expected to eventually turn southeast
in the next 24 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 65 knots close to the centre increasing to 70 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 120 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 21.6S 176.8W at 131800 UTC              
              and near 22.4S 176.5W at 140600 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 019.
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WHPS01 NFFN 131200    
Hurricane Warning 021 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 13/1314 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [965hPa] centre was located near 21.7 South 177.0 West
at 131200 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 21.7S 177.0W at 131200 UTC.
Cyclone moving south at about 08 knots and expected to eventually turn southeast
in the next 12 to 24 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 70 knots close to the centre increasing to 80 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 120 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 23.1S 176.9W at 140000 UTC              
              and near 23.9S 176.7W at 141200 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 020.
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WHPS01 NFFN 131800
Hurricane Warning 022 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 13/1911 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [965hPa] centre was located near 22.1 South 176.8 West
at 131800 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 22.1S 176.8W at 131800 UTC.
Cyclone moving south at about 08 knots and expected to eventually turn southeast
in the next 12 hours.  
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 70 knots close to the centre increasing to 80 knots in
the next 6 to 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 120 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 23.2S 176.3W at 140600 UTC              
              and near 24.1S 175.7W at 141800 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 021.
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WHPS01 NFFN 140000    
Hurricane Warning 023 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 14/0106 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [965hPa] centre was located near 22.7 South 176.3 West
at 140000 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 22.7S 176.3W at 140000 UTC.
Cyclone is now moving southeast at about 08 knots.  
Expect sustained winds of 70 knots close to the centre possibly increasing to 75
knots in the next 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 120 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 80 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 23.9S 175.2W at 141200 UTC              
              and near 25.1S 174.1W at 150000 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 022.
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WHPS01 NFFN 140600 CCA
Hurricane Warning 024 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 14/0746 UTC 2006 UTC.

**Correction for position**
Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [965hPa] centre was located near 23.4 South 175.4 West
at 140600 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 23.4S 175.4W at 140600 UTC.
Cyclone is moving southeast at about 10 knots.  
Expect sustained winds of 70 knots close to the centre. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 150 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 100 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 24.6S 174.3W at 141800 UTC              
              and near 26.0S 172.9W at 150600 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 023.
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WHPS01 NFFN 141200    
Hurricane Warning 025 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 14/1322 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [965hPa] centre was located near 23.7 South 174.2 West
at 141200 UTC.  
Position fair.  
Repeat position 23.4S 175.4W at 141200 UTC.
Cyclone is moving southeast at about 10 knots.  
Expect sustained winds of 70 knots close to the centre. 
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 miles of centre,
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and 
             over 33 knots within 150 miles of centre in sectors from north
through   
             east to southwest and within 100 miles elsewhere.
 
Forecast position near 25.0S 174.3W at 150000 UTC              
              and near 26.4S 171.5W at 151200 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the 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

This warning cancels and replaces warning 024.
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WTPS01 NFFN 141800 CCA
Storm Warning 026 issued from RSMC NADI Feb 14/1919 UTC 2006 UTC.

***CORRECTION***
Tropical Cyclone VAIANU [975hPa] centre was located near 24.6 South
173.6 West at 141800 UTC.  
Position poor.  
Repeat position 24.6S 173.6W at 141800 UTC.
Cyclone is moving southeast at about 10 knots.
Cyclone weakening.  
Expect sustained winds of 60 knots close to the centre, decreasing to
50 knots in the next 12 to 18 hours. 
Expect winds over 47 knots within 40 miles of centre and             
             over 33 knots within 150 miles of centre in sectors from
north through                  
     east to southwest and within 100 miles elsewhere. 
Forecast position near 25.9S 171.5W at 150600 UTC                    
       
              and near 27.2S 169.6W at 151800 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the centre are requested to
send reports every three hours to RSMC NADI and TCWC Wellington. VOS
reporting ships use normal channels. Other vessels fax plus 679
6720190 or email naditcc at met dot gov dot fj.

This warning cancels and replaces warning 025.

FURTHER WARNINGS ON VAIANU WILL BE ISSUED BY WELLINGTON.
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Tropical cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath using operational warnings and advisories.


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