A serious storm is bearing down on Japan. Typhoon Hagibis currently has wind gusts up to 315km/h out over the Pacific Ocean. Winds are sustained around 260km/h at the moment.
By the time the storm approaches Tokyo on Saturday sustained winds will be down to 195km/h and reducing even further as it loses typhoon status – but still will be a very significant storm.
Typhoon Hagibis also is expected to dump torrential rain and bring dangerous seas to the Pacific side of the nation.
Rugby World Cup games are now being impacted by this serious storm which will brush Tokyo this weekend with gales and heavy rain – not to mention many other prefectures around the eastern and central parts of the nation.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the RWC could have more chaos if the storm lingers but the good news is that the typhoon should move through and clear Japan entirely by Monday. Rough weather starts tomorrow, peaks Saturday for most then eases across Sunday.
WHERE IS HAGIBIS NOW?
WHERE IS HAGIBIS TRACKING?
WHAT THE VARIOUS MODELS ARE PICKING – As you can see, they are all fairly similar…