Typhoon Sanshan bears down on Japan's Pacific coast

Local | 8 Aug 2018 5:23 pm

A strong typhoon is forecast to sweep very close to Japan's eastern Pacific coast from later today through tomorrow.

Weather officials are warning of heavy rain and wind gusts from typhoon Shanshan with winds of up to 126 kilometers an hour near its center, NHK reports.

They say parts of the Kanto and Tohoku regions may experience the prolonged effects of the storm as it is moving slowly.

The Meteorological Agency says that as of 4:00 pm local time today, the storm was at sea about 160 kilometers south-southeast of Katsuura city, Chiba prefecture. It was tracking north-northwest at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

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