Please watch WxCaster PAT’s latest Video Update below for more in-depth discussion on the latest information on Typhoon Maysak as well as its forecast track and intensity:
Super Typhoon Maysak continues to move away from the State of Yap on its way towards the Philippines. The eye of Maysak was last located approximately 200km northwest of Yap or about 1,280km east of Borongan in the province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines. Latest wind analysis from JMA puts the maximum sustained wins at 195kph with gusts of up to 280kph. Meanwhile, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has maximum sustained winds of 260kph and gusts reaching 315kph. Maysak is currently moving west northwestward at 20kph.
IR Image from NRLMRY
Latest satellite image shows the eye of Maysak remains perfectly circular and symmetrical. Maysak underwent an eyewall replacement cycle overnight as it moved near the island of Yap. Winds of up to 100kph were recorded in the island of Yap. However, the small atolls of Ulithi and Fais were hit hard as the eye of Maysak moved right through the area late last night. We’re still awaiting reports from that region and we’ll update accordingly once we get more information.
But all eyes are now turned towards the Philippines as Maysak is forecast to make landfall in Northern Luzon by early Sunday morning. Residents in the region should start planning preparations and coordinate with local officials and PAGASA for the latest warnings and official weather bulletins.