Typhoon Neoguri looks set to hammer Japan early this week, though may also hit the Korean peninsula harder mid-week if it is delayed in its progress east.
The first typhoon of the season is rapidly intensifying and will likely become a super typhoon as it moves northwest over the warm open waters of the western Pacific. Anyone in Japan and even South Korea will have to watch this storm and pay close attention to the track according to meteorologist Eric Leister at Accuweather.com.
Experts say the typhoon is most likely to slam Japan on early Tuesday with sustained winds of about 220km/h, while gusts may be well-over 300km/h when it hits Okinawa, which would make it a Category 5 typhoon. Torrential rains are also expected.
The typhoon is expected to take a northern trajectory and hit Jeju Island and Korea’s southern reaches from Wednesday through Thursday though it is expected to weaken according to the Korean Meteorological Agency.