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Super Typhoon heading towards Japan

We might have our own small worries in this part of the world but nothing compares to what is set to strike Japan.

Typhoon Guchol is maintaining Super Typhoon status and appears on course to take a swipe at the Japanese islands and is expected to gain in strength as it nears.

Guchol is already packing winds in excess of 220kph and is now a super typhoon which is the highest classification for tropical cyclones in the western Pacific.

If this Super Typhoon was in the Atlantic Ocean it would be a Catergory 4 hurricane at this point and may yet peak at category 5 over the next few hours.

Where Guchol is lying now is having little impact on civilisation as it’s in the Philippine Sea however its northerly trek is likely to affect tens of thousands of people.

Conditions for Guchol have been favourable over the past 24 hours, with low wind shear and warm ocean waters feeding the storm. These conditions should remain favorable until the system moves farther north, where the storm will eventually begin to deteriorate.

Warnings are in place and many in the affected path are already preparing themselves for the possibility of the arrival of this monstrous storm.


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