At 5:00am local time, Severe Tropical Cyclone HAROLD [914hPa] Category 5, was located at 15.5 degrees South 166.3 degrees East.
This is about 100KM west of Luganville and 145KM west northwest of Malekula. The system is positioned at the center of square letter F, number 5 (F,5) of the Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Tracking Map.
Severe Tropical Cyclone HAROLD has been moving in an easterly direction at 18KM/HR (10Knots) in the past 3 hours.
Maximum sustained winds close to the centre are estimated at 215KM/HR (115Knots).