1 October 2014 - bulletin 624


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Latest warning for 18W
Disturbance update

Time of posting: Approximately 1520 GMT


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
TYPHOON Phanfone / 18W
Warning 10 from JTWC at 1500 GMT
Position 19.0N 141.4E
Location 348 miles S of Iwo To
Movement 315° (NW) at 14 knots
Maximum sustained winds 70 knots gusting to 85 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 80 to 100 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 25 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Japan
Maximum significant wave height 22 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 2100 GMT

Phanfone is intensifying as it moves northwest. The storm will peak at 120 knots before it veers northeast and passes just south of Japan, by then transitioning to an extra-tropical cyclone.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 1200 GMT
System 90E
Position 16.4N 103.4W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation in the next 48 hours is HIGH (70%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation in the next 5 days is HIGH (90%)