SUPER TYPHOON MARIA STORMWATCH NO. 01
Issued at: 9:00 PM PhT (13:00 GMT) Friday 06 July 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Saturday 07 July 2018
|Current Status and Outlook||The typhoon west-northwest of Northern Marianas, named internationally as “MARIA” has rapidly intensified into a Super Typhoon (STY) as it moves northwestward slowly in the general direction of the northeastern part of the North Philippine Sea. This catastrophic cyclone shall enter the northeastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning (July 09).
This super typhoon WILL NOT MAKE LANDFALL to any part of the Philippines, but will only, indirectly induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains and thunderstorms across the western sections of Luzon and Visayas this weekend through next week.
|Where is MARIA?||As of 7:00 PM PhT today, July 06…1100 GMT. The eye was located over the Northwest Pacific Ocean (near 16.7N 141.3E), about 520 km northwest of Hagatna, Guam (CNMI) or 2,054 km east of Casiguran, Aurora.|
|How strong is it?||Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 230 kph near the center…Gustiness: 285 kph|
|Past Movement (06 hrs)||Northwest @ 11 kph, towards the sea east of the North Philippine Sea.|
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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines