Typhoon Hagibis makes direct aim for Tokyo as it makes landfall in Japan


Updated 12:20am Sunday NZDT, 8:20pm Saturday JST --- A major disaster is expected over both the coastal and inland areas of the Pacific side of eastern & northern Japan as Typhoon Hagibis bears down.
 
Hagibis could be a record breaker as far as powerful storms and damage are concerned in Japan. 
 
Moreover, there are other warnings as shown below:
  • Wind: Destructive winds with an average wind speed of almost 100km/h are expected over some parts of Kinki & Hokuriku regions and the Japan Sea side of northern Japan from Saturday night to Sunday dawn.
  • Wave: Up to 10m of significant wave height (SWH) is expected over the coasts of Kyushu and Shikoku until Saturday morning, and over the Pacific side of the Tohoku region from Sunday dawn to noon. Also, up to 6m of SWH is expected over even the Pacific side of Hokkaido on Sunday afternoon.
  • Rain: Torrential rain is expected from Saturday morning (which is the timing before the destructive wind blows) over between the Pacific side of the Tohoku region & the Kii Peninsula (i.e. in various regions). In addition, Record heavy rain will continue for a long time in some parts of the plain in the Kanto region.
  • Tide: This period is also spring tide, in addition to the effects of the typhoon moving from from sea to land, seasonal high sea surface temperatures can cause storm tides over Tokyo Bay, Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay on Saturday (Expected central pressure when the TY approaching these bays: 935 - 945 hPa, i.e. very low value).