Typhoon MATMO/Henry has turned north

Typhoon MATMO/Henry

Typhoon MATMO/Henry has turned north last night.  Unfortunately we could not report these good news because we had a long lasting brownout.

The storm is now 645 km east-southeast of Virac, Catanduanes. It moves very slowly northwest at 5 km/h. The typhoon will now accelerate to a forward speed of about 20 km/h and turn even more northward.

Typhoon MATMO/Henry

Above track from JMA is astonishing because it shows a change of direction of more than 90°.  There had been no LTO traffic enforcer there to tell the typhoon to deviate to the right. It is rather a glitch of the algorithm in relation to the projection of the map. JMA uses a conic projection while the US Navy uses a Mercator projection.

Typhoon MATMO/Henry

MATMA/Henry Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): MATMA  /Henry
Class: Typhoon Cat.1
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on July 19, 2014
Location of Center: 12.1º North 130.2º East
Moving Direction and Speed: North-Northwest @ 20 km/h
Moving towards: Batanes Islands
Distance from the Philippines: 645 km ESE of Virac
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: n/a
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 120 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 150 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 974 hPa
Diameter: 550 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 200 – 400 mm
Max. Wave Height: 10 – 12 m
Here you find how to read and understand this data 

 Nearly real-time storm information

And there is already a new LPA developing south-east of Guam. 

Typhoon MATMO/Henry

 

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