Recently Philippines witnessed the devastating effects of Typhoon Kammuri
About Typhoon Kammuri
- Typhoon Kammuri, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Tisoy
- It is the twenty-eighth named storm and sixteenth typhoon of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, Kammuri developed from a tropical wave situated a couple hundred miles south of the Mariana Islands
- Typhoon Kammuri, locally named Tisoy, made landfall in Sorsogon province, and is said to have sustained winds of up to 155km/h (96mph), with gusts of up to 235km/h.
- Kammuri is a Japanese name for Corona Borealis
- Typhoon Kammuri brought violent winds and intense rainfall
What is a Typhoon?
- It is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere.
- This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world’s annual tropical cyclones
- The term typhoon is the regional name in the northwest Pacific for a severe (or mature) tropical cyclone, whereas hurricane is the regional term in the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic.
- Elsewhere this is called a tropical cyclone, severe tropical cyclone, or severe cyclonic storm.
- The French Typhoon is attested with the meaning of whirlwind or storm since 1504