for Saturday, 19 July 2014 [7:54 AM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL STORM MATMO (HENRY) UPDATE NUMBER 003
Issued at: 6:30 AM PhT (22:30 GMT) Saturday 19 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Saturday 19 July 2014
Tropical Storm MATMO (HENRY) continues gaining strength while moving over the southeastern portion of the Philippine Sea...may pose a threat to Extreme Northern Luzon in the coming days.
This storm will enhance rains and severe thunderstorms across Caraga, Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and Eastern Luzon through the weekend. The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially along river banks and mountain slopes of the affected areas during the occurrence of severe thunderstorms. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.
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 AM PhT today...2100 GMT.
Classification/Name: TS Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the southeastern portion of the Philippine Sea (near 10.9N 131.9E)
About: 645 km east-northeast of Siargao Island...or 700 km east-southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 85 kph near the center...Gustiness: 100 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 200 to 450 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 989 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 445 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): None
Past Movement: West @ 19 kph
Forecast Movement: Northwest @ 15 kph
Towards: Central-North Philippine Sea
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TS Matmo (Henry) is expected to move northwest during the next 24 hours with an increased forward speed...and this motion will continue through 48 hours. On the forecast track, the storm will continue to move across the central portion of the Philippine Sea through early Monday morning.
Matmo (Henry) will continue to intensify throughout the forecast period. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 100 kph by early Monday morning.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Intensifies as it turns slowly northwestward across the central part of the Philippine Sea...about 555 km east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM JUL 20: 12.7N 129.7E @ 95kph].
MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to intensify as it moves towards the northern part of the Philippine Sea...about 530 km east-southeast of Casiguran, Aurora [2AM JUL 21: 15.5N 127.0E @ 100kph].
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING: Becomes a Typhoon as it nears Extreme Northern Luzon...and approaches Batanes Islands...about 285 km southeast of Basco, Batanes [2AM JUL 22: 18.8N 124.1E @ 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 AM PhT Sat Jul 19, 2014
Location of Center: Near 10.9º N Lat 131.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 675 km E of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Distance 2: 710 km ENE of Surigao City
Distance 3: 815 km ESE of Catarman, Northern Samar
Distance 4: 890 km SE of Virac, Catanduanes
Distance 5: 925 km SE of Legazpi City
CURRENT TRACKING MAP:
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 INFRARED (IR) SATELLITE IMAGE:
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