Powerful Typhoon Kong-Rey Likely to Affect Jeju, Southern Regions

Tanya Simon
October 5, 2018

Kong-rey has been clocked at moving at a speed of 20 km per hour, with an atmospheric pressure of 960 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 198 kph, according to the JMA. New Typhoon Kong-Rey is coming to the Japanese Islands from the South and fall on the coast until the end of the week, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

"Kong-rey is expected to pass through the Korea Strait towards the East Sea between Saturday night and Sunday morning", a weatherman predicted.

Weather officials say the storm will continue advancing north, then is likely to head northeast and could hit South Korea.

When Typhoon Kong-rey nears mainland Japan, it is now not forecast to be as strong as Jebi or even Typhoon Trami, which made landfall as a strong typhoon 157 kph (97 mph).

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The Weather Channel noted that although the typhoon was expected to weaken when it approaches land, it could still be a formidable force, especially as Japan recovers from Typhoon Trami. On Monday, Trami brushed past Tokyo, located on the main island of Japan, and killed at least two people, according to Reuters.

Japan is still reeling from last month's devastation of Typhoon Jebi, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the mainland in 25 years.

Southern Kyushu and the Amami island chain may see rainfall of up to 150 mm, the JMA said.

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