Slow moving typhoon Shanshan nears Tokyo

Wed 08 Aug 2018 at 13:17 International
NNA - Typhoon Shanshan continued its slow-moving approach toward the Tokyo region, with the tropical storms arrival likely to disrupt commuters from Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Authorities are warning that as the typhoons approach is unusually slow, its effects may be last longer than usual. The typhoon is set to bear down overnight on the Kanto region, where Tokyo is located, and may make landfall on Japans Pacific coast.

Shanshan is currently located about 320 kilometers (198 miles) southeast of Tokyo, moving north-northwest at 15 kph (9 mph), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The tropical storm is carrying sustained wind speeds of 126 kph (78 mph), making it a "strong" typhoon, the second-weakest on the JMAs four-point scale, or the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.--BLOOMBERG


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