10 December 2016 - bulletin 822

Updated at 1530 GMT
Latest warning for 05B

Tropical cyclone Vardah / 05B
Warning 13 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 13.2N 86.2E
Location 577 miles SSW of Kolkata, India
Movement 285° (WNW) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Comparative strength HURRICANE
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 to 100 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 15 to 25 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses India
Maximum significant wave height 20 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Vardah is moving westnorthwest across the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India. The storm will intensify to 70 knots, but is expected to weaken before landfall.