Feb 17, 2018

TSR Storm Alert - Tropical Cyclone GITA

SW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 17 Feb, 2018 6:00 GMT

Tropical Cyclone GITA is currently located near 24.9 S 165.6 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 65 kts (75 mph). GITA is a category 1 storm on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. GITA is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    New Zealand
        probability for TS is 70% in about 72 hours
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Wellington (41.3 S, 174.8 E)
        probability for TS is 65% in about 96 hours
    Greymouth (42.5 S, 171.2 E)
        probability for TS is 65% in about 96 hours
    Christchurch (43.5 S, 172.6 E)
        probability for TS is 65% in about 96 hours
    New Plymouth (39.1 S, 174.1 E)
        probability for TS is 60% in about 96 hours

Note that
    Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
    CAT 1 means Tropical Cyclone strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
    TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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