Our @NASAEarth satellites have observed #TyphoonTrami on its march across the Western Pacific Ocean this week. As the storm now turns toward Japan, the country’s meteorological agency warned of the potential for heavy winds, rain, flooding & more. Look:
Powerful Typhoon #Trami will slam Japan with extreme, life-threatening impacts through Monday:
At least five injured and 600 evacuated in Japans #Okinawa as powerful typhoon Trami soon to make landfall in the countrys southern island over the weekend, NHK reports #TyphoonTrami
Typhoon #Trami continues to impact Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa, and will bring high winds, flooding rain to Japan through this weekend:
Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan, which was heavily flooded by a typhoon last month, announced that it would close its runways from 11 a.m. until 6 a.m. on Monday.
Churning north across Okinawa on Saturday, Trami is then predicted to move across the islands of Kyushu and the main island of Honshu on Sunday, a path similar to that taken by typhoon Jebi early in September.
The season's 24th typhoon "might cause a catastrophe with storm surges, high waves, powerful winds and torrential rains," an agency official told a news conference on Friday in Naha, the island's capital, the local Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper reported.
Typhoon Trami, rated Category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, with Category 5 the highest, is the latest storm to threaten Japan in a year of weather-related woes, including punishing heat, heavy rains and landslides.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimates the storm will remain at or above Category 2 strength as it arrives in southern Japan on Sunday into Monday.
A powerful typhoon brought heavy rain and high winds as it approached southern Japan on Saturday, causing power outages in several cities and prompting Kansai International Airport near Osaka to plan a temporary closure of its runways from Sunday.
Bullet trains running between the two western Japan cities of Osaka and Hiroshima will suspend operations on Sunday morning in anticipation of heavy rain and wind, operator West Japan Railway said on Saturday.
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Typhoon Trami is likely to approach Japans southwestern islands on Saturday without losing its strength.
As such, almost the entirety of the Japan will feel the storm’s effect as it sprints northeastward Sunday and Monday.
Taiji: Banger boats have moved to more secure moorings to prepare for Typhoon Trami. Although the Typhoon is expected to weaken before the main island of Japan, Taiji will feel some of it’s force over the next couple of days. Sept. 28 2018 12:30 PM #dolphinproject
“Continued favorable sea surface temperatures, upper level outflow and vertical wind shear will allow [the cyclone] to re-intensify to 100 knots,” the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said in a recent advisory.
Typhoon Trami unleashed heavy winds and rain on southern Japan as it slowly marched toward the nations main islands
Heavy rain, storm and high wave warnings are all in effect.
Rainfall of up to 400mm was forecast for the Amami island region and up to 250mm for Okinawa by noon Sunday, while the storm could generate waves up to 13 metres high around the regions, forecasters said.
Meterologists warn Typhoon Trami could strengthen to the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, before potentially hitting Japans main islands this weekend
Typhoon Trami and its giant eye as it heads toward Japan.