BUSAN, South Korea — The Korean Peninsula could face a double threat early this week moisture from Typhoon Fitow being pulled northward across the region by a trough to the north. Secondly, Typhoon Danas currently moving toward the Ryukyu Islands in Japan will be pulled across Korea by the same trough according to the World News Network. The combination of moisture from both of these typhoons will result in a deluge of rainfall for parts of the Korean Peninsula, leading to the threat for life-threatening flooding and mudslides.
Typhoon Danas will most likely slam Japan, but southern South Korea including Busan may feel a strong impact of the storm early to midweek according to recent reports. Danas is packing sustained winds of around 175 kph (110 mph) with higher gusts, equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
A destructive storm surge of 2.5-3.5 meters (8-12 feet), damaging winds over 150 kph (90 mph), and flooding rainfall of 4-8 inches are expected along the path of Danas which include the Ryukyu Islands, as well as the Kyushu and Chugoku Regions of Japan according to Accuweather.com.
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