Typhoon Talim to Strengthen Into a Strong Typhoon and Possibly Threaten Taiwan, China and Japan

13-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Weather | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Talim, now a typhoon, is forecast to strengthen and may threaten parts of southern Japan and China later this week.

Talim will move in a general west-northwest direction the next few days on the southern periphery of an upper-level high-pressure system that is located to its north.

Atmospheric conditions favour that Talim will gain strength in the days ahead, and it has the potential to rapidly intensify into a strong typhoon while closing in on Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands.

Talim could be equivalent in strength to a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) when it moves near Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands Wednesday into Thursday, local time.

Destructive winds, pounding surf and flooding rainfall are all potential threats in the southern Ryukyu Islands. The severity of those impacts will be dependent on the exact track of Talim in relation to those land areas, along with its strength at that time.

If Talim moves closer to Taiwan, it would be the second typhoon to affect Taiwan this year. Typhoon Nesat made landfall in northern Taiwan during late July.



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