Super Typhoon Vongfong, currently a Category 4 hurricane strengthening across the Pacific Ocean after hitting the Mariana Islands over the weekend, has a trajectory to hit Japan once again, with the outskirts of the storm currently projected to affect southeastern Korea.
The storm currently has been rated the strongest storm on Earth this year, surpassing Typhoon Genevieve which had winds of 257 km/hr at its peak.
“Vongfong became the strongest tropical cyclone we’ve had all year anywhere on Earth,” AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jim Andrews said.
While there is uncertainty which way the storm will turn, the storm is expected to bring strong winds and flooding rains from Monday possibly into Tuesday locally with the storm weakening Tuesday night as it makes it over land and cooler waters.
Source: Korean Meteorological Administration
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