Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng now Cat.4
Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng continued to weaken while approaching the Philippines. Central pressure is now at 935 hPa. Forward speed slowed down to 15 km/h west-northwest.
The title photo had been shot by Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station (ISS). You may want to follow her on Twitter. She alos shot this one:
The Forecast Tracks
The cyclone is following its almost straight track wet to northwest. A slight bend westward is expected to happen this afternoon. This change of direction will determine the area of landfall on Easter-Sunday morning.
Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng Storm data
|Name (INTL. / local):||MAYSAK /Chedeng|
|Time/Date of observation:||06:00 a.m. on April 2, 2015|
|Location of Center:||12.2º North 134.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West-Northwest @ 15 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||977 km E of Virac|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||Sunday morning|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||176 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||250 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||935 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 this evening.
Almost real-time storm information
The animated pictures of this violent storm are fascinating