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Tropical Cyclone WATI : BoM Warnings
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Gale Warning 010 issued from RSMC NADI Mar 19/1304 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone Wati [995hPa] centre was located near 15.9 South
163.2 East at 191200 UTC.  Position poor.  
Repeat position 15.9S 163.2E at 191200 UTC.
Cyclone moving west-southwest at 13 knots. 
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 35 knots close to the centre increasing to
45 knots in the next 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 33 knots within 90 miles of centre in the sectors
from northwest through north to east and within 60 miles of centre
elsewhere.  

Forecast position near 16.7S 160.7E at 200000 UTC
              and near 17.9S 158.0E at 201200 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 009.
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Storm Warning 011 issued from RSMC NADI Mar 19/1912 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone Wati [987hPa] centre was located near 16.7 South
161.7 East at 191800 UTC. Position poor.  
Repeat position 16.7S 161.7E at 191800 UTC.
Cyclone moving west-southwest at 16 knots. 
Cyclone intensifying.
Expect sustained winds of 45 knots close to the centre increasing to
55 knots in the next 12 hours. 
Expect winds over 33 knots within 90 miles of centre in the sector
from northwest through east to southwest and within 60 miles of
centre elsewhere.  

Forecast position near 17.9S 159.3E at 200600 UTC
              and near 18.4S 157.1E at 201800 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 010.
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Storm Warning 012 issued from RSMC NADI Mar 20/0107 UTC 2006 UTC.

Tropical Cyclone Wati [985hPa] centre was located near 17.0 South
160.0 East at 200000 UTC. Position fair.  
Repeat position 17.0S 160.0E at 200000 UTC.
Cyclone moving west at 17 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
Expect winds over 33 knots within 90 miles of centre in the sector
from northwest through east to southwest and within 60 miles of
centre elsewhere.  

Forecast position near 17.5S 157.3E at 201200 UTC
              and near 17.7S 155.5E at 210000 UTC.

All vessels within 300 nautical miles of the centre are requested to
send reports every three hours to RSMC NADI and TCWC Brisbane. 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 011.

FURTHER WARNINGS ON TROPICAL CYCLONE WATI WILL BE ISSUED BY TCWC
BRISBANE.
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0635 UTC 20 March 2006

STORM WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 980 hectopascals centred at
200600UTC near 17.2S 159.1E and moving west-southwest at 9 knots. Position poor.
 

AREA AFFECTED
Within 90 nm of the low centre.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots. Maximum winds 45/55 knots within 20 nm of the
centre, increasing to 60 knots during the next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near at 17.6S 156.5E at 201800UTC
Near at 18.0S 152.8E at 210600UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1238 UTC 20 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
201200UTC near 17.3S 157.6E and moving west at 13 knots. Position fair.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 100nm of the cyclone centre.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots. Maximum winds 60 knots within 20 nm of the centre,
increasing to 80 knots during the next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.8S 155.3E at 210000UTC
Near 18.0S 153.5E at 221200UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1558 UTC 20 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
201200UTC near 17.3S 157.6E and moving west at 13 knots. Position fair.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots around the cyclone, and extending outwards in the
southwest quadrant within the next 12 to 24 hours. Maximum winds 60 knots within
20 nm of the centre, increasing to 80 knots during the next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.8S 155.3E at 210000UTC
Near 18.0S 153.5E at 221200UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 2006 UTC 20 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
201800UTC near 17.6S 156.2.6E and moving west at 14 knots. Position fair.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots around the cyclone, and extending outwards in the
southwest quadrant within the next 12 to 24 hours. Maximum winds 60 knots within
20 nm of the centre, increasing to 80 knots during the next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.9S 154.4E at 210600UTC
Near 18.2S 153.2E at 221800UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0112 UTC 21 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
210000UTC near 17.6S 155.3E and moving west at 10 knots. Position good.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 100nm of the cyclone, extending to 240nm in
the southwest quadrant within the next 12 to 24 hours. Maximum winds to 60 knots
within 20 nm of the centre, increasing to 75 knots during the next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.6S 154.0E at 211200UTC
Near 18.0S 153.0E at 220000UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0724 UTC 21 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
210600UTC near 17.8S 154.9E and moving west southwest at 6 knots. Position good.
 

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 100nm of the cyclone, extending to 240nm in
the southwest quadrant within the next 12 to 24 hours. Maximum winds to 60 knots
within 25 nm of the centre, increasing to 80 knots near the centre during the
next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 18.0S 153.5E at 211800UTC
Near 18.3S 152.7E at 220600UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1238 UTC 21 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 975 hectopascals centred at
211200UTC near 17.5S 154.1E and moving west-northwest at 7 knots. Position good.
 

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 100nm of the cyclone, extending to 240nm in
the southwest quadrant within the next 12 to 24 hours. Maximum winds to 60 knots
within 25 nm of the centre, increasing to 80 knots near the centre during the
next 24 hours.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.7S 153.0E at 220000UTC
Near 17.9S 152.2E at 221200UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1830 UTC 21 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 970 hectopascals centred at
211800UTC near 17.4S 153.7E and moving west-northwest at 5 knots. Position good.
 

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 100nm of the cyclone, extending to 240nm in
the southwest quadrant. Maximum winds to 65 knots within 25 nm of the centre,
increasing to 90 knots near the centre during the next 24 hours.
Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.9S 152.9E at 220600UTC
Near 18.2S 152.6E at 221800UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0103 UTC 22 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 960 hectopascals centred at
220000UTC near 17.7S 153.8E and near stationary. Position good.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 240nm of the cyclone centre in the southwest quadrant and within 100nm in
remaining quadrants.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 100nm of the cyclone, extending to 240nm in
the southwest quadrant. Maximum winds to 75 knots within 25 nm of the centre,
increasing to 90 knots near the centre during the next 24 hours.
Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.

Forecast positions:
Near 17.9S 153.4E at 221200UTC
Near 18.2S 153.2E at 230000UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0711 UTC 22 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Tropical Cyclone Wati with central pressure 955 hectopascals centred at
220600UTC near 18.1S 153.7E and moving south-southwest at 4 knots. Position
good.  

AREA AFFECTED
Within 170nm of the cyclone centre in the southern semicircle and within 80nm in
the northern semicircle.

FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 170nm of the cyclone in the southeast
quadrant, extending to the southern semicircle during the next 24 hours.
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 80nm of the cyclone otherwise.
Maximum winds to 85 knots within 25 nm of the centre, increasing to 95 knots
near the centre during the next 24 hours.

Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.

Forecast positions:
Near 18.4S 153.4E at 221800UTC
Near 18.8S 153.5E at 230600UTC
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1238 UTC 22 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 955 hectopascals centred
at 1200 UTC at 18.0 south 153.9 east and near stationary. Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 170 nm in south-east sector, 110 nm in south-west sector and 80 nm in the
northern quadrant.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 170nm of the cyclone in the southeast
quadrant and 100 nm in the south-west sector expanding to 170 nm in the next 24
hours. Clockwise winds 34/45 knots within 80nm of the cyclone otherwise.

Maximum winds to 85 knots within 15 nm of the centre. 

Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.


Forecast positions:

At 23 0000 UTC 18.3 S 153.8 E with central pressure 955 hPa
At 23 1200 UTC 18.8 S 154.1 E with central pressure 955 hPa
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1853 UTC 22 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 955 hectopascals centred
at 1800 UTC at 18.0 south 154.0 east and near stationary. Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 120 nm of the cyclone but extending out to 240 nm in the southern
quadrant.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots.
Maximum winds to 85 knots within 15 nm of the centre. 
Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.


Forecast positions:

At 23 0600 UTC 18.7 S 154.7 E with central pressure 960 hPa
At 23 1800 UTC 19.8 S 154.7 E with central pressure 965 hPa
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0044 UTC 23 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 960 hectopascals centred
at 0000 UTC at 18.7 south 154.7 east and moving southeast at 6 knots. Position
good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 120 nm of the cyclone but extending out to 240 nm in the southern
quadrant.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots.

Maximum winds to 75 knots within 15 nm of the centre. 

Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy east and southeast swells.


Forecast positions:

At 23 1200 UTC 19.5 S 155.3 E with central pressure 960 hPa

At 24 0000 UTC 21.1 S 156.0 E with central pressure 960 hPa
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0637 UTC 23 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 960 hectopascals centred
at 0600 UTC at 19.4 south 155.5 east and moving southeast at 10 knots. Position
good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 180 nm of the cyclone but extending out to 360 nm in the southwestern
quadrant.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots, increasing to 45/63 knots within 60 nm of the
centre, and 64/75 knots within 30 nm of the centre. 

Seas high to phenomenal and moderate to heavy swells.


Forecast positions:

At 23 1800 UTC 20.4 S 156.3 E with central pressure 960 hPa

At 24 0600 UTC 21.8 S 157.6 E with central pressure 960 hPa
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1315 UTC 23 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 960 hectopascals was
centred at 1200 UTC near 19.2 south 156.0 east moving southeast at 7 knots.
Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 230 nm in south-west quadrant and 80 nm in remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots increasing to 45/63 knots within 40/60 nm of the
centre and to 64/85 knots within 25 nm of the centre. Maximum wind gusts to 120
knots near the centre.
Seas high to phenomenal with heavy swells. 

Forecast Positions

At 24 0000 UTC 20.9 S 157.0 E with central pressure 960 hPa

At 24 1200 UTC 22.8 S 158.6 E with central pressure 960 hPa
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1845 UTC 23 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 950 hectopascals was
centred at 1800 UTC near 20.3 south 157.1 east moving south southeast at 7
knots. Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 180 nm in Northwest quadrant and 240nm in remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots increasing to 45/63 knots within 60 nm of the centre
and to 64/85 knots within 30 nm of the centre. 
Seas high to phenomenal with heavy swells. 

Forecast Positions

At 24 0600 UTC 21.7 S 158.2 E with central pressure 950 hPa

At 24 1800 UTC 23.8 S 159.5 E with central pressure 955 hPa
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0125 UTC 24 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 955 hectopascals was
centred at 0000 UTC near 20.9 south 158.5 east moving southeast at 14 knots.
Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 120 nm in Northwest quadrant and 220nm in remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots, increasing to 45/63 knots within 40 nm of the
centre in the northwest quadrant, and 100 nm in remaining quadrants. Winds
reaching 64/80 knots within 35 nm of the centre. 

Seas high to phenomenal with heavy swells. 

Forecast Positions

At 24 1200 UTC 23.2 S 160.1 E with central pressure 955 hPa

At 25 0000 UTC 25.7 S 161.3 E with central pressure 955 hPa
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 0658 UTC 24 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 960 hectopascals was
centred at 0600 UTC near 22.8 south 159.8 east moving south-southeast at 25
knots. Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 120 nm in Northwest quadrant and 220nm in remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots, increasing to 45/63 knots within 40 nm of the
centre in the northwest quadrant, and 100 nm in remaining quadrants. Winds
reaching 64/75 knots within 35 nm of the centre. 

Seas high to phenomenal with heavy swells. Exceptionally high waves may be
generated within 150 nm of the centre in the southeast quadrant of the cyclone
as the system accelerates to the SSE.

Forecast Positions

At 24 1800 UTC 25.0 S 161.1 E with central pressure 970 hPa

At 25 0600 UTC 27.7 S 162.9 E with central pressure 970 hPa
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1232 UTC 24 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 960 hectopascals was
centred at 1200 UTC near 24 south 160.9 east moving southeast at 16 knots.
Position good.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 80 nm in Northwest quadrant, 200nm in the Northeast Quadrant and 300nm in
remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots, increasing to 45/63 knots within 80 nm of the
centre, extending 150 nm in the southwest quadrant. Winds reaching 64/75 knots
within 30 nm of the centre. 

Phenomenal seas with heavy swells.  

Forecast Positions

At 25 0000 UTC 26.8 S 162.0 E with central pressure 960 hPa

At 25 1200 UTC 29.2 S 163.4 E with central pressure 960 hPa
=========================================================================
HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF
METEOROLOGY, BRISBANE 1833 UTC 24 March 2006

HURRICANE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wati with a central pressure of 965 hectopascals was
centred at 1800 UTC near 25.0 south 161.5 east moving southeast at 16 knots.
Position fair.
 
AREA AFFECTED
Within 100 nm in Northwest quadrant, 200nm in the Northeast Quadrant and 300nm
in remaining quadrants.
 
FORECAST
Clockwise winds 34/45 knots, increasing to 45/63 knots within 80 nm of the
centre, extending 150 nm in the southwest quadrant. Winds reaching 64/75 knots
within 30 nm of the centre. 

Phenomenal seas with heavy swells.  

Forecast Positions

At 25 0600 UTC 27.9 S 163.1 E with central pressure 960 hPa

At 25 1800 UTC 31.3 S 164.3 E with central pressure 960 hPa

Tropical cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath using operational warnings and advisories.


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