Typhoon Halong strengthens over western North Pacific

Satellite image Typhoon Halong over North Pacific

Typhoon Halong, northeast of Saipan has been moving NW at 6 knots with max winds of 115 knots with maximum significant wave heights to 30 feet.  Currently hurricane force winds extend outward 20-30 nm and 50 knot or higher winds extend outward 40-60 nm. 

Halong is forecast to gradually turn northward over the next 24 hours and continue to intensify to 120 knots or more in about 12 hours. Thereafter, Halong should start to accelerate north-northeastward and weaken. 

JTW forecast track for Typhoon Halong


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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