Friday, 14 December, 2018

Heavy Rain and Wind Warnings Issued as Typhoon Kong-Rey Passes by

Satellite views of Super Typhoon Kong-rey and Hurricane Walaka when both were Category 5 storms Satellite views of Super Typhoon Kong-rey and Hurricane Walaka when both were Category 5 storms
Kristen Harrington | 06 October, 2018, 19:56

Another round of damaging winds and life-threatening floods approaches rain-soaked parts of northeast Asia.

As of 9 a.m., this year's 25th typhoon was traveling northwest at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour (kph) about 710 kilometers south-southeast of Japan's Okinawa Island, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

Anchor: Weather officials say typhoon Kong-Rey is rapidly moving northward, raising concerns about the damage it could cause South Korea.

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He said it would not be inconsistent for China, with its activities across the region, to want to have similar capabilities and presence in the Pacific.

It is feared the typhoon will bring heavy rain to northern Kyushu on Saturday and possibly to eastern and northern Japan toward Sunday, depending on its course, according to the agency.

Earlier, four scientists on Johnston Atoll were evacuated after Hurricane Walaka was upgraded to a Category 5 storm.

There is still some uncertainty as to the exact track that this next system will take but general thoughts are that it will pass to the east of China around Friday.

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MetService said the cold snap was expected to affect many higher roads and farms in those areas, and there was a moderate risk the snow would reach warning criteria about inland Canterbury and Kaikōura from Monday evening.

Typhoon Kong-rey is expected to make landfall in Japan on Saturday, becoming the ninth tropical storm to hit the country this year.

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