Published: Sat, October 06, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Super Typhoon Kong-rey heads towards Japan

Super Typhoon Kong-rey heads towards Japan

Kong-rey is now packing sustained winds of 260 kilometres per hour with gust nearer 315km/h.

This sudden rain is due to the influence of Typhoon Kong-Rey.

Waves have been reported surging over 22 feet as the swirling storm system tracks across the ocean.

On southern Okinawa Prefecture in Japan was hit by another powerful Typhoon "Kong-Rey".

Kong-rey is now packing wind speeds of 69mph with higher gusts of 86mph.

The typhoon caused travel chaos for the country, as train services and flights were cancelled.

The weather has fallen quiet across Japan but in the wake of Typhoon Trami, which left four people dead, the next storm is gathering pace in the northwest Pacific.

The forecast comes at a time when some regions in Japan are still reeling from another strong typhoon that traversed the archipelago on Sunday, leaving some areas without power.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from Walaka's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.

Richard Miles, spokesman for the UK's Met Office said: "It could damage infrastructure and bring a risk to life, mainly as a effect of flooding and landslides".

The weather agency warned of strong winds, lightning strikes and heavy downpours. Now it is 340 kilometers from the southern island of Miyakojima.

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