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Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning and watch zones reflects this.
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Warning zone: None.
Watch zone: None.
Intensity: category 1, sustained winds near the centre of 75 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 100 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 110 kilometres of 6.3 degrees South, 159.4 degrees East , 355 kilometres north of Honiara .
Movement: south southwest at 13 kilometres per hour .
Tropical cyclone Raquel situated to the north of the Solomon Islands is currently moving towards the south-southwest. Tropical cyclone Raquel should continue to intensify as it approaches the Solomon Islands during today and into Thursday.
The system will remain very far offshore and does not pose a threat to the Queensland coast.
|Time (EST)||Intensity Category||Latitude
|0hr||10 am July 1||1||6.3S||159.4E||110|
|+6hr||4 pm July 1||1||6.7S||159.1E||135|
|+12hr||10 pm July 1||1||6.9S||159.0E||155|
|+18hr||4 am July 2||2||7.1S||158.9E||180|
|+24hr||10 am July 2||2||7.4S||158.8E||200|
|+36hr||10 pm July 2||2||7.8S||159.0E||240|
|+48hr||10 am July 3||1||8.0S||159.3E||275|
|+60hr||10 pm July 3||tropical low||8.2S||159.7E||310|
|+72hr||10 am July 4||tropical low||8.5S||159.3E||345|
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