TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP
Severe Tropical Cyclone POLATropical Cyclone Warning Number 155 issued 1321 UTC Thursday 28 February 2019
|Current and Past Cyclone Details||Forecast Cyclone Details
(at 24, 48 and 72 hours from issue)
The forecast path shown above is the Nadi's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks.
Name: Severe Tropical Cyclone POLA
|Time (UTC)||Intensity Category||Latitude
|0hr||12 pm February 28||4||24.4S||177.9W||65|
|+6hr||6 pm February 28||3||25.4S||178.0W||95|
|+12hr||12 am March 1||3||26.3S||177.9W||120|
|+18hr||6 am March 1||3||27.3S||177.8W||150|
|+24hr||12 pm March 1||3||27.9S||177.2W||175|
|+36hr||12 am March 2||2||28.8S||175.2W||235|
|+48hr||12 pm March 2||2||28.9S||171.8W||295|
|+60hr||12 am March 3||2||29.0S||167.1W||385|
|+72hr||12 pm March 3||1||29.6S||161.5W||470|
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Category Cyclone 1 has mean winds 34-47 knots with a central pressure greater than 985 hPa
Category Cyclone 2 has mean winds 48-63 knots with a central pressure 985-970 hPa
Category Cyclone 3 has mean winds 64-85 knots with a central pressure 970-945 hPa
Category Cyclone 4 has mean winds 86-107 knots with a central pressure 945-910 hPa
Category Cyclone 5 has mean winds greater than 107 knots with a central pressure less than 910 hPa
The next TC Threat Track Map is scheduled to be issued within six hours.