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

Typhoon NEPARTAK / ButchoyMap 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
Moving towards: Taiwan
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
Diameter: 500 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 50 – 150 mm
Max. Wave Height: 10 – 12 m
Here you find how to read and understand this data 

 Nearly real-time storm information


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