Typhoon Nepartak moving fast west-northwest towards Taiwan
Typhoon Nepartak has been upgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Typhoon Cat.1. It is moving fast at 30 km/h towards Taiwan. Only the most northern islands of the Batanes group are within the storm warning zone.
The track forecasts for the next 2 days do not differ much. The US JTWC lays most east and the Hong Kong Observatory’s track is most west and forecasts that Typhoon Nepartak will hit Taiwan.
The JMA track of Typhoon Nepartak
The Batanes Islands will probably encounter rough weather this Thursday and Friday. The rest of the Philippines will see cloudy skies and some rain.
Nepartak Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||NEPARTAK / –|
|Time/Date of observation:||08:50 AM on July 05, 2016|
|Location of Center:||15.2º North 136.6º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West-Northwest @ 30 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||1,630 km E of Polillo Island|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||n/a|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||130 km/h (70 kts)|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||185 km/h (100 kts)|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||970 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||200 – 500 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||8 – 10 m|
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