Tropical Storm Matmo on the track to become new typhoon

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The tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has become better organized and is now named Tropical Storm Matmo (Henry for Philippines). Favorable sea surface temperatures and improved upper-level conditions will allow the system to further intensify.

MTSAT IR satellite image of tropical disturbances across western Pacific at 23:30 UTC on July 18, 2014. (Credit: NOAA/UW-CIMSS)

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at 21:00 UTC on July 18, 2014, the center of Tropical Storm Matmo was located approximately 244 nm north-northwest of Koror and was moving westward at speed of 17 km/h (10.5 mph). Maximum sustained winds were 83 km/h (51 mph) with gusts up to 102 km/h (63 mph).

MTSAT's AVN IR and visible satellite image of TS Matmo at 23:14 UTC on JUly 18, 2014. (Credit: NOAA/MTSAT)

Aqua/MODIS false-colored infrared satellite image taken at 16:59 UTC on July 17, 2014 shows the concentration of the strongest thunderstorms (purple) around Tropical Storm Matmo's center and a band of thunderstorms west of center. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Ed Olsen)

JTWC forecast calls for Matmo to reach typhoon intensity by July 20, 2014 as it continues on a northwesterly track toward landfall in northern Taiwan around July 23, 2014 as a Category 2 typhoon.

TS Matmo forecast track by JTWC (Credit: JTWC)

Satellite Animations

Featured image: Aqua/MODIS satellite image of Tropical Storm Matmo during July 17, 2014, (Credit: LANCE Rapid Response/MODIS)

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