TS Meranti Saturday update

TS Meranti IR Satellite Photo

TS Meranti IR Satellite Photo

TD 16 has deepened rapidly over the western North Pacific with max winds now at 45 knots and forecasts suggest that Meranti will reach typhoon strength in 24 hours.  Meranti could make landfall on Taiwan about 0600UTC on the 14th with max winds of 110-120 knots.    At landfall hurricane force winds will likely extend outward about 40-50NM.

JTWC Forecast Track

JTWC Forecast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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