for Tuesday, 22 July 2014 [7:52 AM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TYPHOON MATMO (HENRY) UPDATE NUMBER 010
Issued at: 6:30 AM PhT (22:30 GMT) Tuesday 22 July 2014
Next Update: 12:00 PM PhT (04:00 GMT) Tuesday 22 July 2014
Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) has intensified during the past 6 hours as it moves closer to Batanes Islands. The potential landfall area of this typhoon shall be over Eastern Taiwan by Wednesday early morning.
The western and southwestern outer rainbands of this typhoon together with the enhanced Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will continue to bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms across Western and Northern Luzon, and MiMaRoPa today. 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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CYCLONE HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that are being affected by the current tropical cyclone.
NORTHERN CAGAYAN & THE CALAYAN-BABUYAN-BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS: Moderate to heavy rains of 30 to 100 mm will be experienced until Wednesday afternoon. While, Batanes Group of Islands will have Tropical Storm Force Winds of 65 kph to 100 kph today until Wednesday morning. Residents living along the hazard-prone areas are advised to seek shelter and take precautionary measures against strong winds, storm surges, flashfloods and landslides.
CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 AM PhT today...2100 GMT.
Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the northern portion of the Philippine Sea (near 20.0N 124.1E)
About: 260 km northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan...or 225 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 140 kph near the center...Gustiness: 165 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near and east of the center): 100 to 300 mm [Heavy]
Minimum Central Pressure: 967 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 720 km (Average)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 110 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: Northwest @ 17 kph
Forecast Movement: Northwest @ 24 kph
Towards: Batanes-Taiwan Area
CPA [ETA] to Batanes Group: This morning [between 10 AM - 2 PM PhT]
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TY Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue to move northwest throughout the outlook period...with a decrease in forward speed during the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the typhoon will move across the Bashi Channel today...on its way to Eastern Taiwan on Tuesday night...making landfall over Eastern Taiwan on Wednesday early morning. Matmo shall move across the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday afternoon and make another landfall over Southern China, near the city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province on Wednesday early evening.
Matmo (Henry) will continue to gain strength through the next 12 to 18 hours, and shall weaken thereafter due to its interaction with the mountains of Taiwan by 24 hours. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 165 kph by Tuesday afternoon.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens as it crosses Taiwan after gaining strength while approaching Eastern Taiwan...about 50 km west-southwest of Hualien, Taiwan [2AM JUL 23: 23.8N 121.1E @ 150kph].
THURSDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens rapidly after making landfall over Fujian Province...about 110 km north-northwest of Fuzhou City, China [2AM JUL 24: 27.0N 118.8E @ 75kph].
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens significantly into a Tropical Depression as it moves inland over Eastern China...about 285 km west of Shanghai, China [2AM JUL 25: 31.1N 118.4E @ 55kph].
*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 Tue Jul 22, 2014
Location of Center: Near 20.0º N Lat 124.1º E Lon
Distance 1: 310 km NE of Aparri, Cagayan
Distance 2: 255 km ESE of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 3: 285 km ENE of Calayan Island, Cagayan
Distance 4: 515 km SSE of Hualien, Taiwan
Distance 5: 360 km NE of Tuguegarao City
Issued by: Leonilo C. Millanes for Weather.com.ph
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