Thursday, September 15, 2016

Typhoon MALAKAS (GENER) Update Number 001


Typhoon MALAKAS (GENER) Update Number 001

Issued at: 8:00 AM PhT (00:00 GMT) Thursday 15 September 2016
Next Update: Thursday Evening, 15 September 2016


Current Status and Outlook

MALAKAS (GENER) now a Typhoon as it moves across the open waters of the Philippine Sea.

This typhoon is forecast to move Northwestward at 22 kph across the northern part of the Philippine Sea within the next 24 hours and will just pass hundreds of kilometers to the east of the Batanes Group of Islands with no direct effect.

Where is Malakas (Gener)?

As of 5:00 AM PhT today, September 15...2100 GMT. The center was located over the northern part of the Central Philippine Sea (near 16.9N 129.0E), about 739 km east-northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 839 km southeast of Basco, Batanes. 

How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 140 kph near the center...Gustiness: 175 kph

Where is it heading?

It was moving West-Northwest @ 25 kph, towards the mid-western part of the North Philippine Sea.

What Philippine areas will be most affected?


Storm Surge Info


3-Day Forecast Outlook Summary*

FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Passing over the southern part of the North Philippine Sea as it continues to intensify...about 392 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes[2AM SEP 16: 19.5N 125.6E @ 185kph]. Confidence Level:  MEDIUM.

SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Attains its peak wind intensity as it moves North-Northwest just to the east of Taiwan, approaching the Yaeyama Island Chain…about 162 km east-southeast of Hualien, Taiwan [2AM SEP 17: 23.5N 123.1E @ 205kph].  Confidence Level:  LOW.

SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Near the Southeastern Coast of China, outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Starts to weaken as it recurves to the North-Northeast…about 230 km east-southeast of Wenzhou, China [2AM SEP 18: 27.3N 122.8E @ 175kph]. Confidence Level:  LOW.

*Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlookchanges every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...while thewind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.

Other Storm Info

- 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 25 to 220 mm [Moderate to Heavy]

- Minimum Central Pressure: 963 millibars (hPa)

- Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 480 km (Small)

- Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts):120 km from the center.

Additional Distances

Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Thu Sep 15, 2016
Location of Center: Near 16.9º N Lat 129.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 702 km E of Palanan, Isabela
Distance 2: 742 km ESE of Santa Ana, Cagayan
Distance 3: 779 km ESE of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Distance 4: 791 km NNW of Aparri, Cagayan 
Distance 5: 887 km ENE of Metro Manila

Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. WeatherPhilippines shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

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