Super Typhoon Kong-Rey: Okinawa bases in TCCOR-1


Kong-rey has been clocked at moving at a speed of 20 km per hour, with an atmospheric pressure of 960 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 198 kph, according to the JMA.

The entire nation will be affected by Typhoon Kong-rey into Saturday, Sunday is forecast to be dry and bright but expect cooler temperatures to set in.

When it lands, Kong-rey is expected to have wind speeds of approximately 75 miles per hour - the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane, CNN reported.

Powerful Typhoon Kong-rey is expected to affect southern parts of South Korea this weekend, the weather agency said Wednesday.

According to the latest forecast from public broadcaster NHK, gusts of 80mph have been measured in the city of Nanjo.

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Recall at least two people were killed and 105 were injured in Japan due to Typhoon "Centres".

On Sep 4, Typhoon Jebi battered Western Japan, leaving at least 11 dead and injuring scores more in what was the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years.

With winds of up to 134mph, roofs were torn from structures, trucks overturned and a 2,500-tonne tanker was pushed into the bridge to Kansai International Airport. Now it is 340 kilometers from the southern island of Miyakojima.

Fierce winds and torrential rain from the weather system could trigger mudslides, flash floods and high waves.