for Friday, 18 July 2014 [10:00 AM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL STORM MATMO (HENRY) UPDATE NUMBER 001
Issued at: 7:30 AM PhT (23:30 GMT) Friday 18 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (22:00 GMT) Friday 18 July 2014
The slow-moving Tropical Depression (TD) over the Caroline Islands has strengthened into a Tropical Storm (TS) and entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The cyclone is now known internationally as "MATMO" - a Micronesian name for heavy rain...and locally as "HENRY."
Residents and visitors along Northern Luzon, Taiwan, and the Southern Islands of Japan should closely monitor the development of TS Matmo (Henry).
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CYCLONE HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected by the current tropical cyclone.
CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 6:00 AM PhT today...2200 GMT.
Classification/Name: TS Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the southeastern corner of the Philippine Sea (near 10.4N 134.9E)
About: 365 km west-northwest of Yap, FSM...or 965 km east-northeast of Siargao Island
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 65 kph near the center...Gustiness: 85 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 100 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 445 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): None
Past Movement: North-Northwest @ 07 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 07 kph
Towards: North Philippine Sea
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TS Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue moving slowly north-northwestward during the next 24 to 48 hours. On the forecast track, the storm will continue to move across the central and northern portion of the Philippine Sea through Sunday morning.
Matmo (Henry) will slowly intensify throughout the forecast period. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 95 kph by early morning Sunday .
The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook on this system:
SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Moving slowly north-northwest across the eastern part of the Philippine Sea...intensifying slowly...about 970 km east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM JUL 19: 11.9N 134.3E @ 85kph].
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to intensify as it accelerates north-northwest across the central part of the Philippine Sea...about 955 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2AM JUL 20: 14.3N 133.0E @ 95kph].
MONDAY EARLY MORNING: approaching typhoon intensity as it turns slightly northwestward while approaching the northern part of the Philippine Sea...about 820 km east-southeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan [2AM JUL 21: 17.1N 129.8E @ 110kph].
*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 kph per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above hazards summary and forecast outlook changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
Time/Date: 6:00 AM PhT Fri Jul 18, 2014
Location of Center: Near 10.4º N Lat 134.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 1030 km ESE of Surigao City
Distance 2: 1005 km ESE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Distance 3: 1045 km ESE of Borongan City
Distance 4: 1085 km ESE of Tacloban City
Distance 5: 1215 km ESE of Virac, Catanduanes
CURRENT TRACKING MAP:
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 INFRARED (IR) SATELLITE IMAGE:
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