Typhoon Hagibis threatens Japan this Friday & Saturday


Typhoon Hagibis is a large scale and a violent storm moving quickly northwestward at around 12kt (22kmh)
 
It will likely make a northeastward turn around Friday evening. After the turn, it will be accelerated by westerlies - the faster it moves the less impact the rain will have but it can help push up winds in front of the storm.
 
As Hagibis is a large system, the impact will start well before possible landfall. Torrential rain and gusty winds will commence over Tokai and Kanto region from Friday night.
The heaviest rain will be across Kii Peninsula to Izu Peninsula on Friday, totals of more than 200 mm/24 hours. 
 
One of the major concerns will be gusty winds on Saturday. It will impact Chiba Pref, which is now on the way to reconstruction from the damages by an earlier storm.

Also, special attention to storm surge is required along coastal areas facing to the Pacific Ocean especially because a spring tide will concur.

Max temperatures will be much warmer than normal until the storm goes off.

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ABOVE - CURRENT POSITION
BELOW - WHAT THE MODELS SAY - COMPARING 3 GLOBAL MODELS FOR STORM PLACEMENT THIS SATURDAY EVENING


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