Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Atlantic:
Hurricane Matthew is located about 230 mi…370 km SSE of Kingston Jamaica and about 290 mi…470 km SW of Port au Prince Haiti with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.
Invest 98L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.
In the Western Pacific:
Super Typhoon 21w (Chaba), located approximately 100 nm south-southwest of Kadena AB, Guam, is tracking north-northwestward at 12 knots.
In the Central Pacific:
Invest 94C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.
Hurricane Matthew – wind: hurricane conditions are expected to reach Jamaica and Haiti tonight, and eastern Cuba Tuesday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach Jamaica and Haiti later today and eastern Cuba tonight, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Tropical storm conditions are expected along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic within the warning area beginning today. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the southeastern Bahamas early Tuesday with hurricane conditions expected by late Tuesday.
Rainfall: Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches across southern Haiti and the southwestern portion of the Dominican Republic, with possible isolated amounts of 40 inches. Across eastern Cuba and western Haiti, total rain accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are expected with possible isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches. Across eastern Jamaica, total rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible. This rainfall will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 8 to 12 inches over the southeastern Bahamas, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches. Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Thailand – Forest run-off and heavy downpours have lashed several provinces and flooded numerous villages in the North, the Northeast and Central Plains, affecting tens of thousands of households and vast agricultural areas. In Phrae, heavy overnight rain caused Huay Phakham reservoir in Muang district to overflow, flooding two villages in tambon Pamed at around 2am on Sunday. In Sakon Nakhon, run-off from Phupan and Phupa Lek mountains, triggered by hours of heavy rain, flooded many houses and shophouses in several areas in Sawang Daen Din district late Saturday night. In tambon Phue, more than 50 houses were flooded by water from 80cm to one metre deep. In low-lying areas, floodwater rose to almost 2 metres.