Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is moving towards South Asia threatening the southern islands of Japan and Taiwan. Here’s what you need to know about this super storm.
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest tropical storm of this year, is now moving towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan’s southern islands, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Hinnamnor Typhoon has been classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The typhoon is currently travelling with winds at a staggering 160 miles per hour. The height of the maximum significant wave has been observed at 50 feet by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is the strongest global storm of 2022, based upon the maximum wind speed observed. The typhoon is expected to pass over the southern islands of Japan and Taiwan on Saturday. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has stated that the typhoon will lose some of its strength in the coming days as it passes over South Asian regions.
The storm was captured by the Japanese satellite Himawari-8 on Tuesday. The image showed the intense storm with the eye of the storm in the center. According to Bloomberg, the storm is currently hovering around 230 kilometers East of the Japanese town of Okinawa with winds travelling to the Ryuku islands at a speed of 22 kilometers per hour.
According to China’s Central Weather Bureau, the Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is the 11th tropical storm of 2022.
AccuWeather Lead International Forecaster and Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls explained in a blog on accuweather.com, ”Typhoon Hinnamnor will continue to move to the west into Wednesday, local time, before turning southwest Wednesday night or Thursday, and then stalling through Friday.”
“Hinnamnor is expected to make a turn to the north sometime this weekend, and could impact portions of the Korean Peninsula or southwest Japan by early next week,” he further added.