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Super Typhoon Hagibis may bring widespread damage across Japan, impact 'lucky' day for weddings



The National Weather Service in Guam said that Super Typhoon has hagibis maximum sustained winds of 160 mph and located about 665 miles north-northwest of Guam, moving northwest at 7 mph.

"Hagibis is expected to track north-west through Saturday morning before turning northeast along the east coast of Japan "The NWS said.

[194559005] SUPER TYPHOON HAGIBIS INTENSIFIES AT ONE OF THE FESTEST RATES ON RECORD, MAY IMPACT JAPAN BY WEEKEND

The storm – currently with winds the equivalent of a category.

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"Typhoon force winds extend out of the center up to 115 miles, and tropical-storm-force winds extend out to 335 miles," the NWS said.

Hagibis

A great typhoon is used by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to describe typhoons that reach maximum sustained winds at least 150 mph, which is equivalent to the Saffir-Simpson scale in the Atlantic basin, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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In Japan, the storm's arrival this week as a possible 1 or 2-equivalent storm.

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"The thing is the storm might strike along the coast for a long time," NHK meteorologist Tsietsi Monare said Wednesday.

Japan's Meteorological Agency has described the storm as "violent," so much of the coastal regions of Japan could have been affected.

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The storm's potential arrival comes as two high-profile sporting events are set to take place this weekend in Japan. The Rugby World Cup has six scheduled matches on Saturday and Sunday. The Japanese Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to take place in Suzuka on Sunday afternoon.

Besides sporting events, many in Japan are closely watching the forecast due to many wedding ceremonies that are reportedly planned for Sunday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said it was a "lucky day" on the Japanese calendar.

from the oncoming storm.


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