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Tropical Storm Daphne (18P) Located West-Southwest of Fiji

28.6S 178.6W

April 3rd, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Daphne (18P) - April 2nd, 2012

Tropical Storm Daphne (18P) - April 2nd, 2012

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Track of Tropical Storm Daphne (18P) - April 2nd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 18P

On April 2 at 0300 UTC (April 1, 11 p.m. EDT), Tropical Storm Daphne had maximum sustained winds near 35 knots (40 mph/64 kph). Those tropical-storm-force winds extend as far as 200 nautical miles (230 miles/370 km) from the center, making Daphne a good-sized storm, more than 400 nautical miles (460 miles/741 km) in diameter.

Daphne’s center was located about 340 nautical miles (391 miles/630 km) west-southwest of Suva, Fiji, near 19.8 South and 172.7 East. Daphne was moving to the east-southeast near 18 knots (20.7 mph/ 33.3 kph). Forecasters expect Daphne to continue moving to the east-southeast and maintain strength over the next day or two.

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