for Friday, 18 July 2014 [11:04 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL STORM MATMO (HENRY) UPDATE NUMBER 002
Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Friday 18 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Saturday 19 July 2014
Tropical Storm MATMO (HENRY) has slightly gained strength while moving over the southeastern portion of the Philippine Sea.
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 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT.
Classification/Name: TS Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the southeastern portion of the Philippine Sea (near 11.2N 134.0E)
About: 485 km west-northwest of Yap, FSM...or 875 km east-northeast of Siargao Island
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 75 kph near the center...Gustiness: 95 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 100 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 993 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 445 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): None
Past Movement: West @ 13 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 11 kph
Towards: Central-North Philippine Sea
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TS Matmo (Henry) is expected to move north-northwestward during the next 24 hours then turns to northwest through 48 hours. On the forecast track, the storm will continue to move across the central portion of the Philippine Sea through Sunday afternoon.
Matmo (Henry) will continue to intensify throughout the forecast period. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 110 kph by Sunday afternoon.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Intensifies as it moves slowly north-northwestward across the southeastern part of the Philippine Sea...about 815 km east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2PM JUL 19: 12.9N 132.8E @ 100kph].
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Continues to intensify as it turns to northwest across the central part of the Philippine Sea...about 650 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2PM JUL 20: 14.8N 130.1E @ 110kph].
MONDAY AFTERNOON: Rapidly intensifies into a Typhoon as it continues to move northwestward while approaching the northern part of the Philippine Sea...about 575 km east-southeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan [2PM JUL 21: 17.8N 127.6E @ 130kph].
*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: 5:00 PM PhT Fri Jul 18, 2014
Location of Center: Near 11.2º N Lat 134.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 940 km ENE of Surigao City
Distance 2: 905 km E of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Distance 3: 940 km ESE of Borongan City
Distance 4: 980 km E of Tacloban City
Distance 5: 1095 km ESE of Virac, Catanduanes
CURRENT TRACKING MAP:
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 INFRARED (IR) SATELLITE IMAGE:
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