Typhoon MAYSAK now Category 2
Typhoon MAYSAK got stronger and is now a Typhoon Category 2. The cyclone is continuing its westward track towards the Philippines at a forward speed of 27 km/h.
First of all we’d like to apologize for the late information. Yesterday we had no power from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and this morning power had been cut from 9 to 12.
Typhoon MAYSAK – Multi Agency Forecast
Japan’s JMA predicts the southernmost track heading towards Samar. The American JTWC sees the typhoon go much northern heading towards Aurora (Luzon). This remembers a bit the forecast discrepancy Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby last December. You might remember the strange behavior of this typhoon decreasing within a few hours from a Super Typhoon to a Tropical Storm.
Low or High over China
Again the pressure distribution over continental China will either pull Typhoon MAYSAK northwards, when there is a low pressure over China or push it south when there is a high pressure area.
Currently high and low pressure areas are following in a fast rhythm.
The last satellite photo shows the typhoon having developed a clear eye:
Typhoon MAYSAK Storm data
|Name (INTL. / local):||MAYSAK / —|
|Time/Date of observation:||11:00 a.m. on March 30, 2015|
|Location of Center:||8.7º North 146.5º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 27 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||2,190 km E of Bislig, Mindanao|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||Friday night or Saturday|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||148 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||212 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||955 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||n/a|
|Max. Wave Height:||n/a|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
Next update this evening