<<Special Information for the Philippines - #7>>

IR 2015-12-16 1400Z (from NOAA)

IR 2015-12-16 1400Z (from NOAA)

Strong southerly wind shear is killing TS MELOR (T1527/28W/NonaPH)… Convection is sheared to the north as vertical wind shear increases to above 30 kts… MELOR is weakening rapidly… Maximum wind speed around the centre is estimated to be about 85 km/h (45 kts) (10-min)…

MELOR will continue to weaken in the next few days due to dry air intrusion and strong vertical wind shear… The cyclone will accelerate to the southwest soon…

This is the final special report for the Philippines regarding TC MELOR…

Please note that Disturbance 97W (PAGASA TD OnyokPH) is intensifying and it may affect southern Philippines on Friday and Saturday… Gale Warning has been issued by JMA…

This is for reference only… Please always check also the latest official cyclone updates from PAGASA…

2015-12-16 23:00 local time

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