Tropical Storm Kalmaegi / Ramon Still a Rain Maker (16th November Update)

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi / Ramon continues to struggle under a high amount of vertical wind shear to start off the weekend on the 16th of November 2019. This all thanks to an upper level trough located just north of the Philippines which is skewing most of the storms cloud cover to the north and east. Based on the current forecast though the shear should let off a bit heading in to the weekend allowing the storm to slowly move east and bring a persistent amount of moderate to heavy rain showers along the eastern coast of Luzon. That is why at this time there is still a flood and landslide threat for the area.

PAGASA stated

– Tomorrow, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Apayao, Northern Aurora and the rest of Isabela and Cagayan.

  • -Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

In short the storm will continue to linger in the area but it becoming a typhoon is unlikely. As well as little rainfall for the Manila area which continues to suffer from a water crisis. Meanwhile another area of weather is developing south of Guam and will be something interesting to watch this week.

Good links for information on this storm.

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