Typhoon Wipha pummels Tokyo

Typhoon Wipha pummels Japan

16 October 2013 00:30 UTC

Typhoon Wipha pummels Tokyo
Typhoon Wipha pummels Tokyo

A composite of Metop-A and Metop-B Natural Colour RGBs and 10m-wind shows Typhoon Wipha, with its centre close to Tokyo.

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16 October 2013

Note the vast cirrus shield (the cyan-coloured area) that extends from the Sakhalin Island to the Sea of Japan. Further west, over the Sea of Japan, stratocumulus streets (see as white-magenta areas) mark strong northerly low-level winds that match the (yellow) wind barbs, observed by the ASCAT instrument.

It has been reported that at least 17 people have died and 44 are missing following floods and landslides, after Typhoon Wipha hit Japan's Pacific Coast with sustained wind speeds of 126 km/h (78 mph) and gusts up to 180 km/h (111 mph).

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