Saturday, April 04, 2015

Typhoon MAYSAK (CHEDENG) Update #012


for Saturday, 04 April 2015 [3:04 AM PhT]


Issued at: 1:15 AM PhT (17:15 GMT) Saturday 04 April 2015
Next Update: Friday Morning, 04 April 2015

Typhoon MAYSAK (CHEDENG) has maintained its strength while it starts to accelerate towards the West-Northwest...increasing the threat to Northern and Central Luzon. The Potential Landfall Area will be somewhere along the shores of Aurora or Isabela by Sunday morning (Apr 05)...with a Strike Probability of 70 to 90 percent.

Typhoon Trivia: The last Typhoon ever to make landfall over Northern Luzon in April was Typhoon VIOLET (KARING) of March 31-April 12, 1967...where it impacted Isabela and nearby provinces on the 8th, with estimated winds of 185 kph. Only 3 deaths were reported during its passage with considerable damage.

Residents and visitors along Bicol Region and Eastern Luzon should closely monitor the development of Maysak (Chedeng).

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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 this current tropical cyclone.


  • Moderate to Heavy Rains (30 mm to 50 mm): Northern Bicol and Eastern sections of Central and Northern Luzon - Saturday evening (Apr 04) through Monday morning (Apr 06).
  • Moderate to Strong Winds (gusts of up to 75 kph): Northern Catanduanes - beginning Saturday afternoon (Apr 04). Eastern sections of Central and Northern Luzon - beginning Saturday evening (Apr 04).


As of 11:00 PM PhT yesterday, Apr 03...1500 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY Maysak (Chedeng)
Location: Over the eastern part of the Philippine Sea (near 14.3N 128.1E)
About: 430 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes...or 675 km east-southeast of Casiguran, Aurora
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 150 kph near the center...Gustiness: 185 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 50 to 300 mm [Moderate to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 959 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 505 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 140 km North from the Center and 95 km South from the Center
Past Movement: West @ 24 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest @ 22 kph
Towards: Central and Western Part of the Philippine Sea


TY MAYSAK (CHEDENG) will move on a generally west-northwest track throughout the forecast outlook...with a slight turn to the northwest on the second half of the forecast period. On the forecast track, MAYSAK (CHEDENG) shall be moving across the Central and Western Part of the Philippine Sea through Sunday early morning...and shall make landfall along the shores near the Aurora-Isabela border sometime before or after sunrise. It shall then traverse Northern Luzon crossing Southern Isabela, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga on Sunday morning through the afternoon...and shall be along the coast of Ilocos Norte on Sunday evening (April 5).

MAYSAK (CHEDENG) will maintain its weakening trend throughout the forecast period. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 75 kph by Sunday evening, April 5.

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

SATURDAY EVENING: Moves over the central part of the Philippine Sea while passing well to the northeast of Bicol Region...weakens into a strong Tropical Storm (TS)...about 210 km east-southeast of Casiguran, Aurora [8PM APR 04: 15.8N 124.0E @ 110kph].
SUNDAY EVENING: Over the west coast of Ilocos Provinces, after traversing Northern Luzon...just a weak TS...about 75 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte [8PM APR 05: 18.2N 119.9E @ 75kph].
MONDAY EVENING: Over the Northern part of the South China Sea...after exiting P.A.R. through the northwestern border...weakens into a Tropical Depression (TD)...about 435 km southeast of Hong Kong, China [8PM APR 06: 19.5N 117.2E @ 55kph].

*Current WPF Forecast Confidence Level: HIGH.

Important Note: 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 PM PhT Fri Apr 03, 2015
Location of Center: Near 14.3º N Lat 128.1º E Lon
Distance 1: 420 km ENE of Pandan, Catanduanes
Distance 2: 465 km ENE of Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Distance 3: 495 km ENE of Legazpi City, Albay
Distance 4: 535 km ENE of Metro Naga, Camarines Sur
Distance 5: 715 km ESE of Baler, Aurora









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