Typhoon Muifa heads towards Taiwan and Japan's Okinawa

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  • 10-09-2022, 17:45
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    On Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Tropical Storm " Muifa" is moving towards Taiwan and Japan's Okinawa Prefecture .
     The typhoon will approach Taiwan and Okinawa in the middle of next week, according to the agency.
    The agency said the hurricane had a central atmospheric pressure of 970 hectopascals (0.96 atm), with maximum winds of about 35 meters per second (78.3 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 50 meters per second.

    The agency warned on Thursday that the typhoon could reach southern Okinawa prefecture this weekend, bringing heavy rain and gale-force winds.
    It is noteworthy that the name "Muifa" is used for hurricanes that formed in the western Pacific Ocean.
    In 2011, Typhoon Moiva approached a number of Pacific countries, including Japan, South Korea, China and the Philippines, killing at least 20 people, causing damage worth about $480 million.