MATMO Henry could become dangerous
Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry continued on a nearly westward track and approached the Philippine islands during the last 24 hours. This morning the center was at 645 km east-northeast of Siargao Island. Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry is intensifying.
Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry troubles forecasters. Instead of moving straight north, it moved westward. You may want to compare with yesterday’s forecast …
Yesterday’s forecast is right, today’s forecast is left.
Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry not only moved westward, it also got much stronger. The central pressure of the system went down from 996 to 985 hPa. Windspeeds increased from 65 km/h to 101 km/h near the center. Gustiness is now up at 148 km/h. Al storm data comes from JMA.
The US navy forecast is a bit less menacing for the Philippines. But also the navy predicts that the storm will hit the Batanes Islands.
We just received a red alert from GDACS. GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.
MATMA/Henry Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||MATMA /Henry|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on July 19, 2014|
|Location of Center:||11.2º North 131.0º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 25 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Batanes Islands|
|Distance from the Philippines:||655 km ENE of Surigao|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||n/a|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||101 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||148 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||985 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||200 – 450 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||n/a|
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