Typhoon MATMO/Henry’s backdoor
Typhoon MATMO/Henry seems to pass by. But even if it is not hitting the Philippine islands it is amplifying the south-west monsoon called Habagat. These winds can get rather strong.
Yesterday afternoon Habagat got extremely strong in the southern islands without being inside the typhoon’s circular winds. Here in Camiguin we had very strong winds and torrential rainfalls. And worse! In Agoho a local twister howled over the hills and the coast during ten minutes. It tore out nails from roofs and bent the coconut trees by 30 degrees and more. Fortunately no serious damages occurred.
There is no high pressure area over mainland China that could push Typhoon MATMO/Henry more west. The very warm waters in the Philippine sea may amplify the storm on its way to Taiwan. Unfortunately the next LPA is already forming in the vicinity of Guam.
MATMA/Henry Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||MATMA /Henry|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 PM on July 20, 2014|
|Location of Center:||14.3º North 128.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||North-northwest @ 22 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||420 km SE of Cagayan|
|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:||150 – 400 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||10 – 12 m|
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