Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) Update #012


for Wednesday, 23 July 2014 [7:21 AM PhT]


Issued at: 7:30 PM PhT (11:30 GMT) Tuesday 22 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Wednesday 23 July 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) has strengthened further as it bears down the coast of Eastern Taiwan...landfall likely in the next few hours. Its rainbands continues to affect Batanes Islands.

This typhoon will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) - bringing cloudy conditions w/ occasional rains and gusty winds (not exceeding 70 kph) across MiMaRoPa, Western Luzon, and some portions of Western Visayas. 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 Taiwan and Southeastern China should closely monitor the development of TY Matmo (Henry).

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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that are being affected by the current tropical cyclone.

CALAYAN-BABUYAN-BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS:  Moderate to heavy rains of 30 to 100 mm will be experienced until Wednesday morning. While, Batanes Group of Islands will have Tropical Storm Force Winds of 65 kph to 100 kph through the evening. Residents living along the hazard-prone areas are advised to seek shelter and take precautionary measures against strong winds, storm surges, flashfloods and landslides.


As of 6:00 PM PhT today...1000 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over the northernmost part of the Bashi Channel (near 22.4N 122.3E)
About: 185 km north-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes...or 190 km south-southeast of Hualien, Taiwan
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 150 kph near the center...Gustiness: 185 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near and east of the center): 100 to 300 mm [Heavy]
Minimum Central Pressure: 963 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 775 km (Average)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 120 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: Northwest @ 26 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 19 kph
Towards: Taiwan-Fujian Province


TY Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue to move north-northwest during the next 24 to 48 hours...with a slight decrease in its forward speed. On the forecast track, the typhoon will make landfall over Eastern Taiwan before midnight...and will be off the coast of Western Taiwan by late Wednesday morning. Matmo shall move across the Taiwan Strait Wednesday afternoon and will make its final landfall over Southern China, near the city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province by late Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday afternoon, the typhoon shall be traversing the eastern part of Zhejiang Province.

Matmo (Henry) will start losing strength upon its landfall over Taiwan...and later off Fujian Province. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 65 kph on Thursday afternoon.

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

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens as it moves across the shoreline of Fujian Province...exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)...about 110 km southeast of Fuzhou City, China [2PM JUL 23: 25.4N 120.1E @ 120kph].
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens rapidly into a Tropical Storm after making its second landfall over Fujian Province...about 355 km southwest of Shanghai, China [2PM JUL 24: 29.3N 118.4E @ 65kph].
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens significantly into an area of Low Pressure while moving north-northeast across Jiangsu Province in Eastern China...about 255 km north-northwest of Shanghai, China [2PM JUL 25: 33.3N 120.3E @ 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: 6:00 PM PhT Tue Jul 22, 2014
Location of Center: Near 22.4º N Lat 122.3º E Lon
Distance 1: 215 km N of Basco, Batanes
Distance 2: 210 km W of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance 3: 300 km SSE of Taipei, Taiwan
Distance 4: 355 km NNE of Calayan Is., Cagayan
Distance 5: 510 km SE of Fuzhou City, China

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for









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