TROPICAL STORM FRANCISCO. Takes A Different Direction


Tropical storm francisco

‘Tropical Storm Francisco’ that was expected to hit Francisco eventually formed in the West Pacific, leaving Francisco strengthened as it heads towards Southeast of Japan. However, it’s been months since typhoon made its way in the western Pacific Ocean, and understood the break could end in the next couple of days.

The severe storm is currently southeast of Japan, while on the other hand a tropical storm east of the Philippines is expected to gain momentum, and also track northward of Japan as soon as Francisco leaves. Based on this, the residence of southern Japan is on a lookout for a potential impact of Tropical Storm Francisco.

According to reports from Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), indicates that ‘Tropical Storm Francisco’ on Sunday morning local time, sustained wind speed of 45 meters per hour (45 mph), which was sported more than 200 miles east-northeast of Iwo Jima, and in a northwest direction, moving at about 15 to 20 meters per hour (15 – 20 mph). Meanwhile, the storm emerging from the Philippines the same Sunday has been strengthened to a Tropical Storm Lekima also known as Hanna in the Philippines.

Storms Trajectory

The storm moving northward is strengthening significantly into a typhoon, also there is a possibility the storm could undergo rapid intensification and eventually attain the status of a super typhoon. Emerging forecast from JTWC indicates that Tropical Storm Francisco will eventually become a strong tropical storm before it gets to Kyushu, Monday night local time, however, this is dependent on the trajectory of the storm.

It is understood, the Northern Pacific this year has been calm over typhoon activity, a geographical region regarded as the most active tropical cyclone region on Earth, that also witnessed Wutip this year, a Category 5 super typhoon in February, moved across Guam and Micronesia as a Category 4 storm, eventually resulted to huge destruction – destroying more than $3 million worth of property.

Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University also twitted on this development.

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