Super Typhoon Meranti Tuesday update

Satellite Image

Satellite Image

Sept 13th 1800UTC:  Max wind 165 knots with gusts to 200 knots.  Radius of hurricane force winds 50 NM southwest and 70 NM northeast.  Radius 50kt or higher winds: 90NM southwest to 120 NM northeast.

Movement 290 degrees at 9 knots.  Max significant wave height: 48 feet (14.6 meters).

The center is passing over the Luzon Straits and then moves out over the South China Sea making landfall on the coast of China about 1200UTC on the 15th with max winds of 110-120 knots.

Wind Field Analysis

Wind Field Analysis

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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