Typhoon MATMO/Henry has turned north
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.
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.
MATMA/Henry Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||MATMA /Henry|
|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|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||200 – 400 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||10 – 12 m|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
And there is already a new LPA developing south-east of Guam.