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Severe Tropical Cyclone “Pam” triggers red alerts in Vanuatu

Severe Tropical Cyclone “Pam” triggers red alerts in Vanuatu – thewatchers.com

by Adonai

rb_lalo-animatedAt 02:00 UTC on March 12, Severe Tropical Cyclone “Pam” (Category 4) was located about 950 km (590 miles) Northwest of Nadi, Fiji, RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Center said. It had a central pressure of 935 hPa and average wind speeds of 185 km/h (114.9 mph) close to the center with gusts up to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The system was moving south southeast at 9 km/h (5.5 mph). It is expected to maintain southerly track for the next 24 – 48 hours. There is a high probability that Severe Tropical Cyclone “Pam” can further intensify and attain a Category 5 system in the next 12 – 18 hours.