Japan, South Korea Face Tropical Floods, Typhoon Risk


By Kristina Pydynowski

While tropical downpours bring the threat of flooding through this weekend to Japan and South Korea, the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.

The immediate concern to these nations is a tropical low spinning in the South China Sea.

Later next week, a new danger will come via Tropical Storm Halong which is spinning westward away from Guam and is on track to become the next typhoon in the western Pacific basin.

The tropical low spinning in the South China Sea has already been classified as Tropical Storm Nakri by the Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan’s government source for meteorological information. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (headed by the United States) has yet to follow suit as the low remains disorganized.


Friday morning observations from Amani, Japan, in the Ryukyu Islands north of Okinawa, show sustained winds nearing 70 mph with gusts as high…

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