30 Aug '16, 2am

Typhoon #Lionrock on course for direct hit on Tokyo

TOKYO (AFP) - A strong typhoon was on course for a direct hit on north-eastern Japan on Tuesday (Aug 30) , with the authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock was east of the city of Choshi on Tuesday morning. Choshi lies straight east of Tokyo. Packing wind gusts up to 180kmh, the storm was moving north at 30kmh and expected to make landfall in the north-east later in the day. That would make it the first typhoon to directly land in the region from the Pacific Ocean since the country's present weather observation system was introduced in 1951, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Typhoons usually approach Japan from the south and south-west before moving northward across the archipelago. Lionrock, which formed more than 10 days ago, has become the longest-lasting typhoon of those that have developed north of the 30t...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/typhoon-lionro...

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