Sunday, July 20, 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) Update #005


for Sunday, 20 July 2014 [7:57 AM PhT]


Issued at: 6:30 AM PhT (22:30 GMT) Sunday 20 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Sunday 20 July 2014

MATMO (HENRY) has intensified into a Typhoon while moving very slowly across the Philippine Sea...remains a threat to Extreme Northern Luzon and Taiwan.

This storm will enhance scattered rains and 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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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected by the current tropical cyclone.



As of 5:00 AM PhT today...2100 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the eastern portion of the Philippine Sea (near 12.1N 130.2E)
About: 525 km east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar...or 660 km east-southeast of Virac, Catanduanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 120 kph near the center...Gustiness: 150 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near and west of the center): 200 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 974 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 555 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 110 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: Northwest @ 05 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 22 kph
Towards: Central-North Philippine Sea


TY Matmo (Henry) is expected to move north-northwest to 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 and northern portion of the Philippine Sea through early Tuesday morning.

Matmo (Henry) will continue to gain strength throughout the forecast period. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 175 kph by early Tuesday.

The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:

MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Starts to accelerate north-northwestward across the central part of the Philippine Sea...continues to intensify...about 645 km east-southeast of Casiguran, Aurora [2AM JUL 21: 15.7N 128.1E @ 150kph].
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to strengthen as it moves over the northern part of the Philippine Sea...about 375 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes [2AM JUL 22: 19.4N 125.4E @ 175kph].
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING: Still gaining strength as it passes just to the northeast of the Batanes Islands...approaching Eastern Taiwan...about 195 km north-northeast of Basco, Batanes [2AM JUL 23: 22.0N 122.9E @ 185kph].

*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 Sun Jul 20, 2014
Location of Center: Near 12.1º N Lat 130.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 505 km ENE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Distance 2: 610 km ESE of Catarman, Northern Samar
Distance 3: 690 km ESE of Sorsogon City
Distance 4: 715 km ESE of Legazpi City
Distance 5: 775 km ESE of Metro Naga

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for









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