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Powerful Typhoon Krosa feared to hit western Japan around Aug. 14

The forecasted path of Typhoon Krosa as of 3 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2019. (Image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website)

TOKYO -- Large and powerful Typhoon Krosa is feared to hit western Japan sometime around Aug. 14, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

As of 3 p.m. on Aug. 10, the typhoon, this season's 10th, was located around the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo, and was slowly moving northwest. Forecasting that the typhoon could hit the Pacific coast of western Japan sometime around Aug. 14 while maintaining its strength, the JMA is warning of high waves and strong winds in affected areas.

The atmospheric pressure near the center of the typhoon was 965 hectopascals. The maximum wind speed near its center was 35 meters per second (126 kilometers per hour) while the maximum wind gust speed was 50 m/s (180 kph).

The typhoon is forecasted to bring 100 to 150 millimeters or rain to the Ogasawara Islands over the 24-hour period from 6 a.m. on Aug. 11.


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