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.
Forecast Highlights
  • STY MARIA is forecast to enter the northeastern border of the PAR on Monday morning (July 09) as a downgraded Typhoon, and shall eventually exit the northern border of the PAR on Tuesday afternoon (July 10). 
  • It will be known in the Philippines as “GARDO” once it enters the PAR.
  • This powerful typhoon is expected to induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains with thunderstorms across MiMaRoPa, the Western Sections of Luzon and Visayas including Metropolitan Manila beginning this weekend through next week.
  • The next 24-hour StormWatch Update will be issued at 7:00 pm tomorrow, Saturday, July 07.

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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