Typhoon MAYSAK Update #001
for Tuesday, 31 March 2015 [7:19 AM PhT]
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TYPHOON MAYSAK UPDATE NUMBER 001
Issued at: 6:45 AM PhT (22:45 GMT) Tuesday 31 March 2015
Next Update: Tuesday Evening, 31 March 2015
The powerful tropical cyclone MAYSAK which has been rapidly gaining strength while moving over the warm waters of the Western Pacific Ocean - may pose a threat to the Philippines this weekend. Now at Near-Super Typhoon strength, MAYSAK continues to move closer to the Western Micronesian Islands of Yap and Ulithi. Forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by early 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 AM PhT today, Mar 31...2100 GMT.
Classification/Name: TY Maysak
Location: Over Western Micronesia, Caroline Islands (near 9.5N 143.0E)
About: 475 km south-southwest of Hagatna, Guam...or 535 km east of Colonia, Yap
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 215 kph near the center...Gustiness: 260 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 100 to 300 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 929 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 655 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 130 km from the Center
Past Movement: West-Northwest @ 22 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Southwest @ 21 kph
Towards: Western Micronesia
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TY 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 morning and shall be approaching the PAR on Thursday morning (Apr 02).
MAYSAK will reach Super Typhoon status within the next 12 to 24 hours, before it starts its weakening trend through 48 hours. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing rapidly to 240 kph by early Wednesday morning.
The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary* for this system:
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to decay over the Central Philippine Sea as it tracks due westward...about 565 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2AM APR 01: 10.5N 139.0E @ 240kph].
THURSDAY EARLY MORNING: Decaying further into a shallow low pressure area as it turns west-southwestward across the western part of the Philippine Sea...about 210 km north-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes [2AM APR 02: 12.0N 135.4E @ 220kph].
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to decay, near the coasts of Aurora and Quezon Provinces...about 70 km east-southeast of Baler, Aurora [2AM APR 03: 13.0N 132.9E @ 195kph].
*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 AM PhT Tue Mar 31, 2015
Location of Eye: Near 9.5º N Lat 143.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 875 km E of P.A.R.
Distance 2: 965 km ENE of Koror, Palau
Distance 3: 1875 km E of Northern Mindanao, PHL
Distance 4: 1935 km ESE of Samar, PHL
Distance 5: 2080 km ESE of Bicol Region, PHL__________________________________________________________________________________________________
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