Typhoon Forecast to impact Philippines on Christmas

Tropical Storm Phanfone Satellite image

Tropical Storm Phanfone over the western North Pacific east of the Philippines is tracking westward at 14 knots with max winds about 55 knots.

Conditions favor additional strengthening with max winds reaching near 70 knots within the next 12 hours with landfall over the Philippines expected within 18-24 hours. 

JTWC forecast Track

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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