Information Number 1 on Tropical Cyclone Sandra issued by the
Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department,
Port Vila at 6:44am VUT Friday 8 March 2013.
At 5:00am local time today, Tropical Cyclone Sandra (989 hPa)
was located at 14.6S 156.0E, outside the Vanuatu tropical
cyclone tracking map. That is about 1210 KM west of Luganville.
The system is moving east at 11 KM/HR and intensifying.
Currently the System does not pose any threat to any island of Vanuatu.
However heavy rainfall is expected over Northern Vanuatu. A severe Weather
warning is current for heavy rainfall over the northern islands.
A strong wind warning is current for all open waters of Vanuatu.