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Super Typhoon KAMMURI has made landfall at Gubat in Sorsogon province around 11 pm Monday local time as a strong Category 4 system! As expected, typhoon Kammuri continued its rapid intensification just hours before the landfall. A very favorable seawater conditions led to an incredible intensification, boosting Kammuri from Category 1 to Super Typhoon Category 4 strength in just a matter of 18 hours (from 90 mph as of 18 UTC on Dec 1st to 130 mph as of 12 UTC today, Dec 2nd. Typhoon #Kammuri is now weakening over land after landfall as a devastating Category 4 Super Typhoon early this morning (Dec 3rd) local time. Kammuri is now a Category 3 typhoon, still packing devastating conditions to the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 105 knots and 953 mbar as of 18 UTC analysis today.

Some incredible satellite images and animations today, Kammuri made a devastating Category 4 landfall in the eastern Philippines:




Kammuri reached an incredible strength just in the final hours before landfall – looking the Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) analysis, there is just a bit of pure luck there were no another 12-24 hours available for further strengthening, as typhoon would likely reach Category 5 strength!

Kammuri continues moving due west now but will soon begin a more WNW track. Its center will be moving south of the capital Manila while the typhoon itself will remain a powerful system with around 95 knots. The outer parts of the eyewall should also affect Manila, the closest pass will be around 06 UTC tomorrow morning, Dec 3rd. Kammuri will then eject the Philippines and continue into the South China Sea while gradually weakening in the next days.

See previous discussions:

An incredible rapid intensification of typhoon #KAMMURI – now a borderline Category 4 just a few hours before making landfall near Legazpi City, Philippines!


Dec 1st *UPDATE* on the typhoon #KAMMURI, heading for the Philippines while strengthening – should reach Category 3 prior to landfall


Nov 29th update on the tropics – typhoon #KAMMURI continues towards Philippines


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