Japan braces for Super Typhoon Hagibis” landfall

TIL Desk/World/Tokyo/ Japan on Wednesday warned of the expected arrival of Super Typhoon Hagibis in the archipelago over the next few days, which will lead to very strong winds, torrential rain and rough seas.

The storm, which was tracking near the Ogasawara islands as of Wednesday afternoon is forecast to continue moving toward Honshu, weakening only slightly before a possible landfall on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

The exact path remains unclear, and turns to the west toward central Japan or the east toward the sea are among the possibilities, the Met said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the typhoon was moving to the northwest of the Mariana Islands and, according to its current trajectory and speed, is expected to reach the south of the Japanese archipelago on Saturday.

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