Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Typhoon heads for Japan

Staits Times (Malaysia): A typhoon churned towards the Tokyo region on Sunday as Japan went to the polls for a vote widely expected to end more than half a century of almost unbroken conservative rule. Typhoon Krovanh, named after a Cambodian tree, was over the Pacific Ocean, more than 600 kilometres southeast of the Japanese capital early on Sunday.

'There is a possibility that it will hit eastern Japan' early on Monday, an official from Japan's meteorological agency said. The storm was packing gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour near its centre and moving northwest….

Yesterday, Krovanh was a severe tropical storm, in this satellite photo from NASA

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