2165Super Typhoon MAYSAK Update #002
- Mar 31, 2015
for Tuesday, 31 March 2015 [8:28 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
SUPER TYPHOON MAYSAK UPDATE NUMBER 002
Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Tuesday 31 March 2015
Next Update: Wednesday Morning, 01 April 2015
MAYSAK continues to rapidly intensify and now attains Super Typhoon strength while traversing the warm waters of the Western North Pacific Ocean - may pose a threat to the Philippines this weekend. Forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday morning (April 02).
Residents and visitors along Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and Eastern Luzon should closely monitor the development of Maysak.
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CYCLONE HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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.
None for the next 4 days.
CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 PM PhT today, Mar 31...0900 GMT.
Classification/Name: STY Maysak
Location: Over Western Micronesia, Caroline Islands (near 10.1N 140.5E)
About: 270 km east-northeast of Colonia, Yap...or 600 km east of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 240 kph near the center...Gustiness: 295 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 100 to 300 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 918 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 960 km (Medium)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 130 km from the Center
Past Movement: West-Northwest @ 25 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest @ 20 kph
Towards: Western Micronesia-Eastern Philippine Sea
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
STY MAYSAK will continue to move on a generally west-northwest track throughout the forecast outlook. On the forecast track, MAYSAK will pass close to the north of Yap and Ulithi Islands on Wednesday early morning and shall be entering the PAR on Thursday morning (Apr 02).
MAYSAK will continue to gain strength within the next 24 hours, before it starts its weakening trend through 48 hours. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing further to 270 kph by Wednesday afternoon.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary* for this system:
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Approaching PAR, strengthens more...about 240 km northwest of Colonia, Yap [2PM APR 01: 11.3N 136.9E @ 240kph].
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Entering the easternmost-central part of the Philippine, weakens slightly...about 1,070 km east-southeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2PM APR 02: 12.5N 134.1E @ 220kph].
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Turns slightly to northwest, continues to gradually weaken as it tracks across the eastern part of the Philippine Sea...about 760 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2PM APR 03: 14.3N 131.3E @ 200kph].
*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: 5:00 PM PhT Tue Mar 31, 2015
Location of Eye: Near 10.1º N Lat 140.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 595 km SW of Hagatna, Guam
Distance 2: 730 km NE of Koror, Palau
Distance 3: 1590 km E of Northern Mindanao, PHL
Distance 4: 1620 km ESE of Samar, PHL
Distance 5: 1795 km ESE of Bicol Region, PHL__________________________________________________________________________________________________
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