Typhoon Shanshan to threaten Japan later in the week

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Typhoon Shanshan to threaten Japan later in the week

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Typhoon Shanshan to threaten Japan later in the week
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
By Robert Richards, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 05, 2018, 10:02:58 AM EDT

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Typhoon Shanshan will approach Japan later in the new week with heavy rain and high winds.

While the tropical cyclone is over the open western Pacific Ocean, it will track northwest and threaten Japan by the mi ddle of the week.

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Shanshan strengthened into a typhoon, with the equivalent strength of a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic and East Pacific basins, on Saturday. Shanshan will track northwest and remain over the open ocean with no direct impacts to land.

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As the storm begins to approach eastern Japan early in the week, rough seas and surf will begin to reach the eastern coastline of Japan and also threaten shipping interests in the region.

Shanshan will approach the coastline of Japan by midweek causing rain and wind to move into the Greater Tokyo Area by Wednesday afternoon, local time.

This would bring significant impacts to the Japan mainland with the greatest risk for damaging winds and flooding rainfall across eastern and northern Honshu, including the Greater Tokyo Area.

The worst and most widespread impacts to land will occur from later Wednesday into Thursday.

Parts of this threat area recently endured flooding and locally damaging winds from former Typhoon Jongdari.

Another round of heavy rainfall and strong winds could result in widespread power outages and tree damage, along with an elevated risk for mudslides and transportation disruptions.

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Tokyo will on average get up to 2-4 inches of rainfall with the potential for wind gusts of up to 50-70 mph. This will all be dependent on the exact track of Shanshan.

Shanshan will track off to the northeast later Thursday into Friday and send its impacts out to sea.

The exact track of Shanshan will determine the severity of the impacts on Japan, so check back to AccuWeather.com in the coming days for additional updates on this tropical threat.

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    Typhoon Shanshan to threaten Japan later in the week

    Weather News - August 05, 2018, 10:02:58 AM EDT

    Typhoon Shanshan will approach Japan later in the new week with heavy rain and high winds.

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