Sunday, July 20, 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) Update #006


for Sunday, 20 July 2014 [7:16 PM PhT]


Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Sunday 20 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Monday 21 July 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) has picked up speed while moving northwestward across the Philippine the general direction of Batanes-Taiwan Area.

This typhoon especially its western and southwestern outer rainbands will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms across Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and Eastern Luzon through Monday. 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 Extreme Northern Luzon, Taiwan, and the Southern Islands of Japan should closely monitor the development of TY 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 PM PhT today...0900 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the central portion of the Philippine Sea (near 14.3N 128.3E)
About: 435 km northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar...or 440 km east-northeast 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 500 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 @ 26 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 19 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 portions of the Philippine Sea through Tuesday afternoon.

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

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

MONDAY AFTERNOON: Starts to accelerate north-northwestward across the northern part of the Philippine Sea...continues to intensify...about 505 km east-southeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan [2PM JUL 21: 17.6N 126.9E @ 150kph].
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Continues to strengthen as it moves near Batanes Islands...about 230 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes [2PM JUL 22: 21.4N 123.9E @ 175kph].
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Still gaining strength as it bears down the northeastern coast of Taiwan...about 90 km east-northeast of Hualien, Taiwan [2PM JUL 23: 24.3N 122.4E @ 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 PM PhT Sun Jul 20, 2014
Location of Center: Near 14.3º N Lat 128.3º E Lon
Distance 1: 440 km E of Pandan, Catanduanes
Distance 2: 495 km ENE of Sorsogon City
Distance 3: 510 km ENE of Legazpi City
Distance 4: 555 km ENE of Metro Naga
Distance 5: 670 km SE of Casiguran, Aurora

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for









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