Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng – the last hours?
Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng showed a really strange behavior today. It changed its cloud shape from the usual typhoon doughnut to a pear and then an inverse comma. Being still a Typhoon Cat.2 it is continuing to loose its energy.
The colder waters over the northern Philippine Sea and the dryer air out-flowing from continental China deprived Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng of its primary energy resources. The cyclone is progressively decaying and will reach the northern Philippines on Sunday as a Tropical Storm.
The Forecast Tracks
Funny: The PAGASA forecast track (blue) seems to have a data glitch – or maybe MAYSAK wants to meet P-Noy himself 😉
The northern end of Luzon will have a wet to flooded Easter Sunday. Please get prepared, observe rivers and be aware of possible landslides.
Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng Storm data
|Name (INTL. / local):||MAYSAK /Chedeng|
|Time/Date of observation:||06:00 p.m. on April 3, 2015|
|Location of Center:||14.1º North 129.5.7º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 20 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||640 km ENE of Legazpi|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||Sunday morning in
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||139 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||185 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||960 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||50 – 300 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||n/a|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
Next update tomorrow morning.
Almost real-time storm information
The animated pictures of this violent storm are fascinating