Strong typhoon may approach Japan's mainland of Honshu on Wednesday
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A strong typhoon was moving in waters south of the Japanese archipelago Monday and could approach Japan's main island of Honshu within two days, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Typhoon Wipha, the 26th typhoon of the year, was moving north-northwest at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour in the Pacific on Monday morning toward the Minamidaito Island of Okinawa Prefecture, and is expected to come very close to eastern Japan on Wednesday, the agency said.
It warned of gusts, heavy rain and high waves in the large area in western through northern Japan.
As of 9 a.m., the typhoon had an atmospheric pressure at its center of 930 hectopascals and was packing winds of up to 234 kph.
October 14, 2013(Mainichi Japan)