Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) Update #013


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


Issued at: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Wednesday 23 July 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Wednesday 23 July 2014

Typhoon MATMO (HENRY) has weakened after making landfall over Eastern Taiwan around midnight...and is now over Western Taiwan...will traverse Taiwan Strait and make its final landfall over Fujian Province in China late this afternoon.

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.

BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS:  Moderate to heavy rains of 30 to 100 mm with Gale Force Winds of not more than 75 kph will be experienced until this 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.


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

Classification/Name: TY Matmo (Henry)
Location: Over land...or over Western Taiwan (near 24.0N 120.6E)
About: 100 km west of Hualien, Taiwan...or 270 km south-southeast of Fuzhou City, China
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 125 kph near the center...Gustiness: 145 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 200 to 300 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 972 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 775 km (Average)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 65 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: North-Northwest @ 24 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northwest @ 17 kph
Towards: Taiwan Strait-Fujian Province


TY Matmo (Henry) is expected to continue moving north-northwest during the next 24 hours...and will start recurving north to north-northeast through the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the typhoon will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and cross Taiwan Strait later this morning and will make its last landfall over Fujian Province, China this afternoon. On Thursday through Friday, Matmo will be traversing the chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu.

Matmo (Henry) will continue to lose strength upon its landfall over Southeastern China...and will dissipate as it traverses the rugged terrain of Eastern China on Friday. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 75 kph on Thursday early morning.

The following is the 2-day forecast outlook summary for this system:

THURSDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens rapidly into a Tropical Storm (TS) after moving in land across Fujian Province...about 115 km northwest of Fuzhou City, China [2AM JUL 24: 26.6N 118.2E @ 75kph].
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens significantly into an area of Low Pressure while moving north-northeast across Jiangsu Province in Eastern China...about 275 km west of Shanghai, China [2AM JUL 25: 31.5N 118.5E @ 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: 5:00 AM PhT Wed Jul 23, 2014
Location of Center: Near 24.0º N Lat 120.6º E Lon
Distance 1: 160 km SW of Taipei, Taiwan
Distance 2: 160 km NNE of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance 3: 260 km ESE of Xiamen, China
Distance 4: 375 km NNW of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 5: 410 km NNW of Basco, Batanes

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for









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