A tropical disturbance intensified into tropical depression 23W yesterday, and gradually strengthened into a severe tropical storm today. 23W was named MARIA by the JMA. At 08 HKT, MARIA was centred about 610 km (330 NM) S of Iwo Jima.
MARIA is the thirteenth name in the tropical cyclone name list. It was contributed by the United States, and is a Chamorro female name. This name was used in 2000 and 2006, with the former occurrence necessitating a #3 Strong Wind Signal.
MARIA is expected to move NNW in the next 24 hours, and later recurve along the western periphery of the subtropical ridge.
瑪莉亞將於未來 24 小時向西北偏北移動，隨後沿副熱帶高壓脊西面轉向。
Current T-number: T3.0/3.0/INT OBS
Although not obvious from satellite images, wind field analysis is showing storm force winds in MARIA's eastern periphery, justifying its severe tropical storm strength. MARIA is expected to travel through warm waters in the next 36 hours, and intensification into a marginal typhoon is possible. The storm will weaken after recurvature and will then transform into an extratropical cyclone.
現時的 T 號碼: T3.0/3.0/INT OBS
雖然從衛星雲圖不明顯，但風場分析顯示瑪莉亞東半圓吹暴風，確認其強烈熱帶風暴強度。瑪莉亞將於未來 36 小時橫過溫暖海域，有機會增強至颱風下限強度。瑪莉亞將於轉向後減弱，並轉化為溫帶氣旋。
Hong Kong 對香港的影響
No threat to Hong Kong is expected within the next 72 hours.
瑪莉亞於未來的 72 小時將不會對香港構成任何影響。
2012/10/16 (Tue 二), near noon 接近中午 (or earlier 或更早)
JTWC Track 聯合颱風警報中心路徑圖
JMA Track 日本氣象廳路徑圖
HKO Satellite 香港天文台衛星圖
HKO Track 香港天文台路徑圖
of TC Signals from HKO 香港天文台 (已) 發出 / 取消熱帶氣旋警告信號的機率