Typhoon Kammuri to threaten Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri Satellite Image

Typhoon Kammuri over the western North Pacific east of the Philippines has been moving northward at 8 knots with max winds currently at 75 knots.  Kammuri is moving over warm ocean water with low to moderate vertical wind shear.  

Kammuri is forecast to slow or become stationary during the next 12-18 hours then turn westward in response to building high pressure to the north.  Intensification is forecast during the next 72 hours reaching max winds of 120-130 knots as it heads towards the Philippines. The current track has Kammuri reaching the Philippines on Dec 3rd between 00Z and 12Z.

Typhoon Kammuri forecast track from JTWC

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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