The horizontal line shows the pressure and the vertical line shows the time. The pressure dropped to 984hpa  between 2200 and 2300 local time in Port Vila during the passage of the strongest part of the cyclone. It is interesting to note that the estimated pressure at the centre of Cyclone Paula, 50km away was 955hpa, showing that the lowest pressure is very close to the eye wall and doesnt radiate out very far from the centre.

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