Typhoon Trami tracker: HUGE typhoon bears down on Japan – set to hit as Category 3 storm

Friday, September 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

TYPHOON Trami is hurtling towards Japan as weather forecasters warn it could hit the main islands as a category 3 hurricane with up to 140mph winds – here is what you need to know.

By KAT HOPPS
Express.co.uk
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Trami, currently a category 2 typhoon, is on course to bring life-threatening winds, flooding and storm surge over the weekend.

The storm was located about 186 miles southeast of Miayko island packing winds of 60mph at about 8am BST.

Japan’s Ryukyu islands are bracing themselves for heavy rains and winds when Trami barrels past on Friday night.

But the biggest threat is to residents in mainland Japan with Trami forecast to make a direct hit on Kyushu and the main island of Honshu on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall of between six and 12 inches will be widespread, according to the latest estimates form CNN’s Weather Center.

Up to 19.6 inches of rain could fall in the worst affected areas, meteorologists warned.

Heavy rain and high wave warnings have been issued for the regions of Hokubu and Nambu.

About 198 flights have been cancelled in Japan alone.

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Voting in Okinawa’s gubernatorial election on Sunday was also moved forward to keep people safe.

Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist said: “Trami remains on track to blast the Ryukyu Islands Friday night into Sunday morning, with mainland Japan bracing for the blow Sunday into Monday.

“Time is running out for preparations in the Ryukyu Islands.”

Wind guests could reach between 100mph and 140mph when Trami slams into mainland Japan, Ms Pydynowski warned.

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