Super Typhoon Maria threatens Taiwan and China

Satellite image Super Typhoon Maria

Super Typhoon Maria over the western North Pacific was centered about 369nm S-SW of Iwo To and was moving towards the northwest at 11 knots.  Max winds have reached 130 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward  35-55 nm while 50 knot or higher winds extend outward 70-100 nm.

Maria is forecast to continue to move NW but gradually turn more towards the west and is forecast to pass just off the northern coast of Taiwan on the 10th around 18-22 UTC before making landfall on the coast of China about 06 UTC on the 11th.

JTWC forecast track for Super Typhoon Maria

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic 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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