Typhoon Mitag elicited weather warnings for Japan and China as it tracks closer to land and grows in strength. At the latest tip of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the typhoon was accumulating winds of 80.5mph with gusts reaching 97.8mph. These wind speeds make Mitag the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on the scale of Hurricane Safir Simpson.
The Typhoon Mitag is located approximately 477 miles southwest of Kadena Air Base and tracks 13 mph northwest. Sunday time for Typhoon Mitag.
The storm is expected to reach waters about 55.9 miles east of Taipei in northern Taiwan at 8:00 pm Monday local time.
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Mitag may also threaten Ilan, Hualien and Taitung in the East.
The CWB warned that Mitag could affect the northern and northeastern regions of Taiwan when approaching the waters off the eastern half of Taiwan.
As typhoons are tracked, heavy rain is expected to occur in the north, north, west and east of the country.
World Cup organizers have briefed France and the United States on “ emergency options & # 39; & # 39; for his match with a pool in Fukuoka on Wednesday if the game is affected by Typhoon Mitag.
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There are land warnings for the following areas
- Nantou County
- Ilan County
- New Taipei City [1
- Hsinchu City
- Taoyang City 19659
- Taipei city
- Taitung county
- Hualien county
- Miaoli county
Typhoon season throughout the year, however, activity peaks between May and October.
This year there were eight typhoons, the strongest one being Typhoon Wuit, also known as Typhoon Betty.
Betty has reached Category 5 super typhoon status, with winds reaching 120mph.
Preliminary damage estimates in Guam and Micronesia amount to $ 3.3 million (£ 2.68 million).