Monday, July 7, 2014

A new super typhoon? Know where it hits

Tyhpoon "Florita" is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (AOR) and h=now heading straight to Okinawa Japan.

With its maximum sustained winds of 185Kph near the center and with gustiness up to 220Kph. 

Now, The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the US Department of Defense has classified Tropical Cyclone "Florita" as a super typhoon.

With the latest typhoon warning of the JTWC said Florita has one-minute maximum sustained winds of 130 knots or 240.76 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 160 knots or 296.32 kph. and also reported that Florita has strengthened into a super typhoon. Senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said the weather system poses a serious threat to lives and property in Japan.

Meteorologists of the weather website also expects Neoguri to still be a super typhoon when it crosses the gap between the Ryukyu Islands of Miyako Jima and Okinawa on Monday night.

sources: Philstar / PAGASA


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