Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng now Cat.4

Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng

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:

Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng

The Forecast Tracks

Typhoon MAYSAK/Chedeng

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
Class: Typhoon Cat.4
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
Moving towards: Aurora
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
Diameter: 800 km
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



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