Satellite images and tracking maps of Very Strong Typhoon Malakas 2022, April 2 - 16. Max wind speed 215km/h.
Malakas (Philippine name Basyang) is located 393 km north of Iwo To, and has moved north-northeastward at 43 km/h (23 knots) over the past 6 hours.
Satellite imagery shows the system continued to deteriorate rapidly as the central convection has become sheared 200+nautical miles northeastward, fully exposing a broad and ragged low-level circulation (LLC).
The satellite imagery loop also shows cold air stratocumulus lines wrapping into the LLC. Analysis shows the cyclone has entered the baroclinic zone where the sea surface temperatures is 24°C and dropping and wind shear is 30+ knots.
Malakas has begun extra-tropical transition and is expected to transform into a strong gale-force cold core low with an expanding wind field in 12 hours.
This is the final warning on this system by JTWC. The system will be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.
Maximum significant wave height is 8.5 meters (28 feet).
Information provided by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).