Typhoon 200314 (MAEMI) Typhoon Name = (MAEMI) : In summer season Maemi (Cicada) chirps, when Typhoon attacks Korea [North Korea]
Typhoon MAEMI made landfall at the southern part of Korea. The scale of disasters is still not apparent, but one newspaper says that the death and the missing has reached 50 at this moment. The maximum gust of 60 m/s at Cheju Island is the national record of Korea, indicating that the characteristics of Typhoon MAEMI is the very strong wind around the typhoon center. Moreover, the scale of disasters in North Korea is nothing more than speculation, but it is clear that a building with a weak structure cannot survive against such a strong wind.
The typhoon forecast issued by Japan Meteorological Agency says that Typhoon MAEMI will move across Japan Sea and move close to Hokkaido. Special care should be taken for strong wind at any place. Hokkaido has experienced severe typhoon disasters by Typhoon 200310 just a few weeks ago, so it is hoped not to have another disaster by this typhoon.
The current status of disasters by Typhoon MAEMI is gradually unveiled, and the disaster is concentrated around Miyako Island where the center of the typhoon has just passed. In any case, the strong wind of this typhoon is a kind of once in several tens of years, so the disasters seem to be mainly caused by strong winds.
Typhoon MAEMI has just passed around Miyako Island. Prior to entering into the eye, the maximum gust of 74.1 m/s was observed at Miyako, which is the maximum record in these 30 years inside Japan (7th in the national record). The lowest pressure of 912.0 hPa is also one of the lowest pressure ever observed (4th in the national record). Due probably to power failure over the island, information on Miyako is not well reported at this moment.
Typhoon MAEMI is moving straight toward Miyako Island (Okinawa Prefecture). This typhoon showed unusual rapid deepening which can be observed as rare as once in several years, and became the strongest typhoon since 1999. This area has seen many typhoons every year, but a typhoon of this intensity is rare even in this area.
Typhoon MAEMI showed rapid deepening yesterday, or in other words, strengthened very rapidly. This means that the situation has changed significantly since yesterday, so it is important to check again the latest typhoon information. As the imagery illustrates, this typhoon is not a big one, but a typhoon which is not big but very strong is dangerous because the energy of the typhoon is concentrated in the center, leading to disasters by the strike of the typhoon.
Typhoon MAEMI increased its intensity today. Forecasts from several meteorological organizations are still saying that this typhoon will move close to Japan. It is important to pay attention to latest typhoon warnings.
Typhoon MAEMI was born. Forecasts from several meteorological organizations say that this typhoon will move close to Japan. September is the month that typhoons become strongest, so it may be better to take some measures in advance.
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