Thursday, July 24, 2014

TS MATMO (HENRY) Update #014 [FINAL]


for Wednesday, 23 July 2014 [7:30 PM PhT]


Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Wednesday 23 July 2014

MATMO (HENRY) has weakened further into a Tropical Storm after making its final landfall over the coast of Fujian Province this afternoon...and will traverse the eastern provinces of China through Friday.

This storm will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) - bringing cloudy conditions w/ occasional rains and gusty winds (not exceeding 70 kph) across Mindoro and Western Sections of Central and Northern Luzon. 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.

*This is the last and final update on TS Matmo (Henry).

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As of 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT.

Classification/Name: TS Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over land...or over Fujian Province (near 25.6N 119.2E)
About: 55 km south-southeast of Fuzhou City, China...or 250 km west-northwest of Taipei, Taiwan
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 110 kph near the center...Gustiness: 140 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 200 to 350 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 978 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 775 km (Average)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 55 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: North-Northwest @ 15 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest to North @ 20 kph
Towards: Fujian-Zhejiang Provinces


TS Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue moving north-northwest during the next 12-18 hours...and will be recurving north to north-northeast through the rest of the forecast period. On the forecast track, Matmo (Henry) will traverse the eastern provinces of China on Thursday through Friday...and shall be over the Yellow Sea on Friday afternoon.

Matmo (Henry) will continue to lose strength upon crossing Eastern China...and will dissipate thereafter as it interacts with the rugged terrain of Eastern China on Friday. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 65 kph on Thursday afernoon.

The following is the 2-day forecast outlook summary for this system:

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens further rapidly after moving in land across Fujian-Zhejiang Provinces...about 325 km west-southwest of Ningbo City, China [2PM JUL 24: 29.4N 118.3E @ 65kph].
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens significantly into an area of Low Pressure while moving north-northeast to northeast across Jiangsu Province in Eastern China...over the Yellow Sea...about 360 km north-northwest of Shanghai, China [2PM JUL 25: 34.4N 121.1E @ 30kph].

*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 Wed Jul 23, 2014
Location of Center: Near 25.6º N Lat 119.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 300 km NW of Hualien, Taiwan
Distance 2: 350 km NNW of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance 3: 165 km NE of Xiamen, China
Distance 4: 595 km NNW of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 5: 645 km NNW of Basco, Batanes
T2K/WP StormTrack (for Public): GIF









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