Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin upgraded to category 4 becoming a Super Typhoon

Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin

Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin has been upgraded to cyclone category 4. JMA has already attributed their highest category: VIOLENT

Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin has further intensified as it continues to move fast across the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea. Current forward speed is 26 km/h in west to north-western direction. This cyclone could become a Super Typhoon today and is likely to threaten Northern Luzon within the next two days. Residents along its path are advised to take all necessary precautions.
Since last night the cyclone shows a small but clearly visible eye. Circular winds around the centre are now over 200 km/h with gusts going up to 250 km/h. The trend is increasing wind speeds.

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Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin Track forecast:

Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin

JMA and HKO predict a more southern path than JTWC. We stay with the Japanese weather model which has often been the best track forecast.

Typhoon HAIMA/Lawin Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): HAIMA / Lawin
Class: Typhoon Cat.4
Time/Date of observation: 11:00 AM on October 18, 2016
Location of Center: 14.9º North 132.2º East
Moving Direction and Speed: West-Northwest @ 26 km/h
Moving towards: Northern Luzon
Distance from the Philippines: 983 km E of Legazpi City, Albay
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: October 20, 2016
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 205 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 250 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 925 hPa
Diameter: 700 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 25 – 250 mm
Max. Wave Height: 7 – 10 m
Here you find how to read and understand this data 

 Nearly real-time storm information

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