Typhoon Malakas heading towards Taiwan

JTWC Satellite Photo

JTWC Satellite Photo

Typhoon Malakas over the western North Pacific was moving towards the northwest at 12 knots with max winds of 90 knots. The radius of 50 knots or more winds are 45NM to the southwest and 60 NM to the northeast. The maximum significant wave height is estimated at 35 feet (10.7 meters).

Current forecast track brings the center of Malakas near the northern tip of Taiwan about 1200 UTC on the 17th with max winds between 100 and 115 knots.

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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