Sunday, September 21, 2014

TS FUNG-WONG (MARIO) Update #015


for Sunday, 21 September 2014 [2:05 PM PhT]


Issued at: 1:30 PM PhT (05:30 GMT) Sunday 21 September 2014
Next Update: Sunday Evening, 21 September 2014

Tropical Storm FUNG-WONG (MARIO) has made landfall over Southern Taiwan this morning bringing strong winds and torrential rains over the area.

This cyclone will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat) - bringing cloudy and windy conditions with slight to moderate to sometimes heavy rains along the western sections of Northern Luzon through this evening. The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially during the occurrence of severe thunderstorms. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Residents and visitors along Extreme Northern Luzon, Southeastern China and Taiwan. should closely monitor the development of Fung-Wong (Mario)

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


  • Moderate to Heavy Rains (30-50 mm): Northern La Union, Northern Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, western parts of Mt. Province-Kalinga-Apayao, portion of Northwestern Cagayan, and Batanes Group of Islands. Read more...


As of 11:00 AM PhT today...0300 GMT.

Classification/Name: TS Fung-Wong (Mario)
Location: Over Southern Taiwan (near 22.3N 120.6E)
About: 45 km southeast of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan...or 265 km northwest of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 85 kph near the center...Gustiness: 110 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near, south and east of the center): 100 to 350 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 989 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 840 km (Medium)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): None
Past Movement: Northeast @ 20 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northeast to Northeast @ 23 kph
Towards: Northern and Eastern Taiwan


TS Fung-Wong (Mario) is expected to gain speed as it moves toward the northeast and turning to north-northeast within the next 24 hours. The cyclone will shift its course to the north and immediately after it will turn to the north-northwest and northwest through 48 hours. On the forecast track, TS Fung-Wong (Mario) will be traversing Eastern Taiwan this afternoon until evening...and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before midnight. It will emerge over the East China Sea by early Monday. The storm is forecast to make landfall over Southeastern China, some 45 kilometers west-northwest of Wenzhou City by early Monday evening.

TS Fung-Wong (Mario) will weaken after crossing Taiwan...and shall further lose strength after making landfall over southeastern China...dissipating into an area of Low Pressure through 48 hours. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 65 kph by Monday morning.

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

MONDAY MORNING: it emerges over the East China Sea...about 195 km southeast of Wenzhou City, Taiwan [8AM SEP 22: 26.7N 121.8E @ 65kph].
TUESDAY MORNING: Weakens significantly into an area of Low Pressure...over Jiangsu Province in China...about 145 km west-southwest of Shanghai City, China [8AM SEP 23: 30.5N 120.1E @ 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 Sun Sep 21, 2014
Location of Center: Near 22.3º N Lat 120.6º E Lon
Distance 1: 215 km NW of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 2: 335 km North of Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte
Distance 3: 535 km North of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Distance 4: 3205 km SSW of Hualien City, Taiwan
Distance 5: 310 km SSW of Taipei, Taiwan








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