Typhoon Hagibis could break records in Japan
One of the most powerful storms of the year is forecast to make landfall in Japan on Saturday. Typhoon Hagibis is expected to bring record-breaking rain and winds to the Tokai and Kanto regions, including Tokyo.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says that the large and very strong typhoon is on a northerly path over the Pacific south of the main island of Honshu.
The agency says Hagibis is packing winds of 162 kilometers per hour near its center and has gusts of up to 234 kilometers per hour.
It says the typhoon is likely to maintain its large storm zone and extreme strength as it approaches the Tokai and Kanto regions on Saturday, between late afternoon and night.
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