Expat living in Southern Leyte, The Philippines. PWS onsite since about May 2012. Updating to Wunderground every 5 minutes. Owner of small hotel
By: Caimito, 7:25 AM GMT on March 13, 2015
Tropical Storm Bavi (local name 'Betty') is about 6 days away from us here in The Philippines.
With the high ocean temperature on in it's path this has the potential to elevate into a CAT 1 or CAT 2 Typhoon.
Precipitation could also be a problem, but many areas have had no rain for 6 weeks, so the soil will absorb more than usual.
By: Caimito, 4:01 AM GMT on December 02, 2014
I am sure some of you remember me from last year during Haiyan, and the aftermath that Haiyan (Yolanda) caused.
With Hagapit (Ruby) one week away east of here, I cannot help but think there is a possibility of a more westerly track like last year.
Do the the members here think that the warmer water off our coast could have the same affect (IE feed it into a CAT 5)?
I am sure Dr Jeff will have a blog post in th...
By: Caimito, 3:43 AM GMT on July 13, 2014
The upper level high pressure seems to be keeping Glenda on a westerly track. This is bad news for us.
The current predicted wind speed is 177km/h with guests of 217km/h when it makes land fall at Aurora on the central eastern seaboard of Luzon. Nothing like Haiyan, but strong nonetheless.
Some flooding in Manila is a possibility I think
Updated: 4:58 AM GMT on July 13, 2014