Thursday, September 15, 2016

Typhoon MERANTI (FERDIE) Final Update


Typhoon MERANTI (FERDIE) Final Update

Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Wednesday 14 September 2016


Current Status and Outlook

Typhoon MERANTI (FERDIE) has weakened considerably after interacting with the mountainous terrain of Southern Taiwan and decreased Oceanic Heat Content (OHC)…now outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

The typhoon is forecast to move northwest to north-northwest at 20 kph through the next 24 hours and shall make its final landfall along the shores of Southern Fujian Province of China by early Thursday morning and will rapidly dissipate over land thereafter.

**This will be the Final Update on this Tropical Cyclone.

Where is Meranti (Ferdie)?

As of 5:00 PM PhT today, September 14...0900 GMT. The center was located over the southern part of Taiwan Strait (near 23.0N 119.3E), about 112 km west-northwest of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan or 207 km southwest of Xiamen City, China. 

How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 215 kph near the center...Gustiness: 270 kph

Where is it heading?

It was moving Northwest @ 25 kph, towards Southeastern China.

What Philippine areas will be most affected?


Storm Surge Info


2-Day Forecast Outlook Summary*

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Just a Tropical Storm (TS) as it moves Northwest across the Southern Fujian Province...about 210 km northwest of Xiamen City, China[2PM SEP 15: 25.9N 116.7E @ 85kph]. Confidence Level: HIGH.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Dissipating rapidly over China Mainland, just an area of low pressure…about 383 km west-southwest of Shanghai, China [2PM SEP 16: 30.5N 117.5E @ 30kph].  Confidence Level:  LOW.

*Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlookchanges every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...while thewind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr 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.

Other Storm Info

- 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 25 to 500 mm [Moderate to Extreme]

- Minimum Central Pressure: 929 millibars (hPa)

- Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 850 km (Medium)

- Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts):220 km from the center.

Additional Distances

Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Wed Sep 14, 2016
Location of Center: Near 23.0º N Lat 119.3º E Lon
Distance 1: 269 km ESE of Shantou, China
Distance 2: 345 km S of Fuzhou, China
Distance 3: 394 km NW of Basco, Batanes
Distance 4: 551 km NNW of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 
Distance 5: 953 km NNW of Metro Manila

Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. WeatherPhilippines shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

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