NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 10 Jul, 2018 12:00 GMT

**Typhoon MARIA is currently located near 25.2 N 124.1 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 105 kts (121 mph). MARIA is a category 3 storm on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. MARIA is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):**

**Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)**

Taiwan

probability for CAT 1 or above is 90% within 12 hours

probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours

China

probability for CAT 1 or above is 85% within 12 hours

probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours

Red Alert City(s) and Town(s)

Taipei (25.0 N, 121.5 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 90% within 12 hours

probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours

Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)

Wenzhou (27.5 N, 120.5 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 20% within 12 hours

probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours

Fu'an (27.1 N, 119.7 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 20% within 12 hours

probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours

Fuzhou (26.1 N, 119.3 E)

probability for CAT 1 or above is 20% in about 24 hours

probability for TS is 100% in about 24 hours

Wenling (28.4 N, 121.4 E)

probability for TS is 95% in about 24 hours

Putian (25.6 N, 119.0 E)

probability for TS is 85% within 12 hours

T'aichung (24.1 N, 120.7 E)

probability for TS is 80% within 12 hours

Quzhou (29.0 N, 119.0 E)

probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours

Jinhua (29.2 N, 120.0 E)

probability for TS is 70% in about 24 hours

Quanzhou (25.0 N, 118.5 E)

probability for TS is 65% in about 24 hours

Note that

Red Alert (Severe) is CAT 1 or above to between 31% and 100% probability.

Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.

CAT 1 means Typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.

TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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