Super Typhoon Hagibis unlikely to impact S. Korea
SEOUL â The seasonâs 19th typhoon in the Pacific region, Hagibis will not impact South Korea but is likely to batter Japan over the weekend, the weather agency said Wednesday. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, Hagibis was in waters some 840 kilometers northwest of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. ADVERTISEMENTThe weather agency said the very strong midsize typhoon could turn out to be the most powerful of the year. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center upgraded Hagibis to a super typhoon, with its one-minute sustained wind speeds reaching 67 meters per second. The typhoon will turn northeastward toward Tokyo on Saturday morning and may possibly make landfall later that day.