Cyclone update: Tatiana to the left of us, Winston to the right

…Here we are, stuck in the middle!

Cyclone Tatiana was named by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology last night and is currently a Category 1 cyclone. Cyclone Winston is a Category 2 cyclone and is currently about 305km east of Efate, travelling south.

Infrared view of Cyclones Tatiana and Winston, taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's Himawari-8 satellite earlier today. Photo: NOAA

Infrared view of Cyclones Tatiana and Winston, taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite earlier today. Photo: NOAA

Both cyclones are moving away from Vanuatu, and neither is likely to make landfall in Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Meteorological Service has issued a cyclone warning as a precaution, however:Strong to gale force winds 50KM/HR to 70 KM/HR [are] expected over most eastern parts of TAFEA province within the next 6 to 12 hours“, says VMS, and rough seas and heavy swells are also expected during the next 24 hours in the south.

Here’s VMS’s latest tracking map for TC Winston:

VMS tracking map for TC Winston, issued 6:47am 12 Feb 2016

This tracking map of TC Tatiana from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology shows it weakening as it heads towards Australia:

Forecast map for TC Tatiana issued by Australian Bureau of Meteorology 4:38 am AEST Friday 12 February 2016

This will be the last of our coverage of TC Winston and TC Tatiana, unless there are further developments.