Ouverture furioso – Super Typhoon NEPARTAK / Butchoy
The 2016 Typhoon Season starts with a Super Typhoon. Typhoon NEPARTAK / Butchoy has rapidly gained strength and is now a Super Typhoon Cat. 4. Tue United Nations have issued a Red Typhoon Alert for Taiwan and southern China.
Last night Typhoon NEPARTAK has entered the Philippines Area of Responisibility (PAR). As usual it got a local name. It is called Butchoy in the Philippines.
Typhoon NEPARTAK / Butchoy Track
Map courtesy of Typhoon2000.ph
Taiwan will encounter a black Friday. The storm is running towards Taiwan with a speed of 35 km/h (18 kts).
NEPARTAK / Butchoy Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||NEPARTAK / Butchoy|
|Class:||Super Typhoon Cat.4|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:40 AM on July 06, 2016|
|Location of Center:||18.3º North 131.0º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West- Northwest @ 35 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||961 km ENE of Casiguran|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||Friday morning|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||220 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||280 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||914 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||50 – 150 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||10 – 12 m|
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