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In the Pacific to the south, Typhoon Haishen was moving through sea areas with high surface temperatures near the Mariana Islands

This one will probably become a "super typhoon", and it will be a problem for people in Kyushu it looks like.

Better that people there start preparing NOW, instead of during the storm!

https://www.windy.com/?26.193,127.771,5

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Blow the virus away from Japan with strong winds.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Every summer typhoons come, so what?

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10th of typhoon this year named “Haishen” will be more powerful

Tne intensity is projected to “violent” as we go into Saturday and Sunday. Which corresponds to the category 4(or 5)

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Every summer typhoons come, so what?

True, but with climate change, 2degree rise in sea temperature and El Niño, we will now have super typhoons.

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Every summer typhoons come, so what?

The problem is that they are stronger, and threatening areas that haven't been as effected (and thus not as resilient) in the past. Okinawa can shrug off a category 5 because it has the infrastructure for it (reinforced utility poles, etc). Kyushu and places even further north are getting hit more often and more strongly, but only have wood and tile rather than reinforced concrete.

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One weather forecaster was explaining that there is a circular anti-clockwise cold area north of Mongolia that is drawing this year's typhoons up through the Korean Peninsula. Korea does seem to be getting a series of direct hits this year, unusually.

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@Richard Burgan

Nonsense! Go to the Japanese Meteorological Agency website and you can find tons of data and detailed information/warnings in Japanese and English. https://www.jma.go.jp

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wanna thank the bus driver that let me in today when I was 6 yen short in my SuiCa to pay the ride.

he saved me from the typhoon.

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Japan has a fine series of warning systems. Are you on the same planet?

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Ganbare Nippon

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Japan has a primitive disaster warning system. The other day as typhoon #9 (MAYSAK) passed Okinawa a tornado warning was issued for Okinawa City. Tornadoes are small storms to be meaningful warnings need to be specific and include information about exactly where the storm is and which way it is moving. Since tornadoes are rare in Japan they should also tell people what to do. Other warnings, like soil movement, heavy rain, high wind, and high waves seem to be issued when they occur rather than before they occur. To be effective, warnings need to be issued BEFORE the even so peopl can take action to protect themselves.

Let me guess, you dont actually live in Japan? Because everything you wrote here is bull!

Tornadoes are small storms meant to be meaningful warnings

What the heck is this supposed to mean? Hard to make any sense out of this!

Since tornadoes are rare in Japan they should also tell people what to do.

Oh and this? So far off the mark it's actually funny, just because Japan doesn't get the monster tornadoes that some other countries do, does not mean they dont occur. Seen far too many form up all over the place, typically in spring.

Other warnings, like soil movement, heavy rain, high wind, and high waves seem to be issued when they occur rather than before they occur. To be effective, warnings need to be issued BEFORE the even so peopl can take action to protect themselves.

Once again you dont actually live here do you? All of this occurs REGULARLY! And days in advance of any typhoon.

If you do actually live here, you gotta be a hermit living in some cave.

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Looking like it could become what Sept delivered in 2018. Typhoon Trami (#24 ) ferocious. BE prepped NOW.

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Stay off the roof.

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I live in West Wales UK. Whilst the area does not endure category 4 or 5 storms, we are frequently struck with strong winds and rain throughout the year. Japan has an efficient storm warning procedure and deals with this type of weather in an organised manner . Stay safe !

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If you are in the Kanto region you can relax and know your gonna be safe. But bad news for south end of Japan. Hope they make it through.

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