Watch out Japan – Super Typhoon Hagibis is on its way

Even though the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Tropical season has been put on hold with currently no active systems at this time. That does not mean the tropics have taken a break everywhere. A nasty Tropical Cyclone is over the western Pacific. 

Currently a Super Typhoon is located over the western Tropical Pacific (north of Guam) with max winds near the center of 140kt with gusts to 170kts near the center. Present motion is toward the WNW at 17kts. Tropical storm force winds currents extend outward upto 220nm from the center. A Super Typhoon is the comparable strength of a category 5 Hurricane. 

During the coming days, Super Typhoon Hagibis is expected to gradually turn toward the Northwest, then North toward Japan. As of now the central portions of Japan have the greatest risk of experiencing the strongest winds near the center. Higibis should weaken as it nears Japan but should be still a typhoon when it gets there. 

For the latest forecast chart click here