for Tuesday, 22 July 2014 [12:25 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TYPHOON MATMO (HENRY) UPDATE NUMBER 011
Issued at: 12:00 PM PhT (04:00 GMT) Tuesday 22 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Tuesday 22 July 2014
Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) is now traversing the eastern part of the Bashi Channel...very close to the northeast of the Batanes Group of Islands. The potential landfall area of this typhoon shall be over Eastern Taiwan by midnight or 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 11:00 AM PhT today...0300 GMT.
Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the Bashi Channel (near 21.2N 123.1E)
About: 315 km north-northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan...or 140 km northeast 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 @ 28 kph
Forecast Movement: Northwest @ 22 kph
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TY Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue to move northwest throughout the outlook period...with a decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track, the typhoon will make landfall over Eastern Taiwan by midnight...and will be off the coast of Western Taiwan by Wednesday morning. Matmo shall move across the Taiwan Strait and will make another landfall over Southern China, near the city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province on Wednesday afternoon.
Matmo (Henry) will gain strength through the next 12 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 this evening.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:
WEDNESDAY MORNING: Weakens as it crosses Taiwan after gaining strength while approaching Eastern Taiwan...about 125 km west-northwest of Hualien, Taiwan [8AM JUL 23: 24.5N 120.5E @ 120kph].
THURSDAY MORNING: Weakens rapidly into a Tropical Storm after making its second landfall over Fujian Province...about 320 km north-northwest of Fuzhou City, China [8AM JUL 24: 28.7N 117.9E @ 65kph].
FRIDAY MORNING: Weakens significantly into an area of Low Pressure as it continues to move inland over Eastern China...about 270 km northwest of Shanghai, China [8AM JUL 25: 33.0N 119.5E @ 35kph].
*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: 11:00 AM PhT Tue Jul 22, 2014
Location of Center: Near 21.2º N Lat 123.1º E Lon
Distance 1: 345 km NNE of Aparri, Cagayan
Distance 2: 140 km ENE of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 3: 270 km NE of Calayan Island, Cagayan
Distance 4: 345 km SSE of Hualien, Taiwan
Distance 5: 425 km NNE of Tuguegarao City
Issued by: Leonilo C. Millanes for Weather.com.ph
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