Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 28, 2012
Japan was on alert for violent winds and torrential rain on Friday as two typhoons loomed nearby.
A very strong typhoon was near Taiwan, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the southern Japanese island of Ishigaki as of 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), packing winds of 180 kilometres (110 miles) per hour near its centre, the weather agency said.
Television footage aired by public broadcaster NHK showed trees bowing as heavy rain and strong winds battered Ishigaki, a part of the Okinawa chain of islands.
Jelawat was moving north-northeast and on course to hit the main part of Okinawa Saturday before reaching Japan's southern main island of Kyushu Sunday, the broadcaster said.
It was forecast to be off the coast of central Japan by early Monday.
A smaller typhoon, Ewiniar, was churning in the Pacific towards eastern Japan. It was forecast to come close to eastern Japan on Saturday before veering off over the Pacific.
Weather News at TerraDaily.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|