TYPHOON JULIAN (MAYSAK) STORMWATCH NO. 04

Issued at: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Monday, 31 August 2020
Next update: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Tuesday, 01 September 2020
Current Status and Outlook

Typhoon JULIAN (MAYSAK) has reached Category 2 status with winds of 175 km/hr and has accelerated rapidly towards the north, closer to Okinawa-Ryukyus Area. It will therefore move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight.

*This typhoon will continue to slightly enhance the Southwesterly Surface Windflow (Weak Habagat) and bring some cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the western sections of Luzon and Visayas including MiMaRoPa and Sulu Archipelago.

Where is JULIAN (MAYSAK)? As of 11:00 AM PhT today, August 31…0300 GMT. The ragged eye was located over the North Philippine Sea (near 23.3°N 128.2°E), about 314 km south of Okinawa, Japan or 713 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes.
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 175 kph near the center…Gustiness: 215 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) North @ 30 kph, towards the Ryukyus-Okinawa Area.
Forecast Highlights
  • This tropical cyclone remains a non-threat to the Philippine Islands.
  • TY JULIAN (MAYSAK) is expected to continue intensifying within the next 12 to 24 hours due to conducive atmospheric environment along the Philippine & East China Seas. It will become a Category 3 Typhoon (TY) this afternoon, and will reach Category 4 with winds of 220 km/hr by tomorrow morning (Sept 01). Kindly refer to our attached StormWatch Track for the forecast wind speeds of this cyclone.
  • TY JULIAN (MAYSAK) is forecast to decelerate and turn north-northwestward during the next 24 hours, passing over the Ryukyus or just to the west of Okinawa, Japan by tomorrow morning (Sept 01) at approximately 7-8 AM Manila Time.
  • Watch out for the last StormWatch on TD JULIAN which will be issued tomorrow afternoon, Sept 01.
Information based on data collected by Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for T2K

 

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