Typhoon Kammuri

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Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
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Typhoon Kammuri on December 2, 2019
FormedNovember 23, 2019
DissipatedDecember 7, 2019
Highest winds10-minute sustained: 165 km/h (105 mph)
1-minute sustained: 215 km/h (130 mph)
Lowest pressure955 hPa (mbar); 28.2 inHg
Fatalities12 deaths
Damage$116 million (2019 USD)
Areas affectedGuam, Philippines
Part of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Kammuri (Japanese: かんむり; Rōmaji: kanmuri[a]), known in the Philippines as Typhoon Tisoy, was a powerful tropical cyclone. It made landfall in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. Kammuri developed into a low pressure system on November 23, 2019. By November 25, it was a tropical depression and it started to develop rainbands. As it developed into a Category 1-equivalent storm, Kammuri started heading towards the Philippines. Before landfall, Kammuri underwent rapid intensification and became a Category 4-equivalent. It made landfall on the Philippines near midnight on December 2, 2019.

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  1. Although romanized as kanmuri, it is pronounced as [kã̠mːɯ̟ᵝɾʲi], like KAHM-mə-ree with a sustained sound. This justifies the typhoon name's spelling as Kammuri.