2020 Typhoon No. 10 ๐ŸŒช (Hai Shen)

As of September 05, 2020, Typhoon No. 10 is approaching Okinawa and Kyushu. Information on Typhoon No. 10 is as follows.

This size is the strongest class ever. The atmospheric pressure when approaching is expected to be 930 hPa or less. Since the sea surface temperature is 30 ยฐ C or higher, which is the highest since 1982 when the analysis value is available, there is a risk of landing without losing power. Recently, the 21st issue of 2018 landed at 950hPa. It landed with a “very strong” force for the first time in 25 years, and Kansai Airport was submerged, causing enormous damage in Kinki such as Osaka.

Below 930hPa, it can be a “very strong” or “fierce” typhoon above it. If it lands below 930hPa, there are only three since 1951, when statistics are available.

RankTyphoon numberAtmospheric pressure at landingDate and time of landingLanding place * 1
16118 * 29251961/9/16 After 9 o’clock West of Cape Muroto, Kochi Prefecture
25915 * 39291959/926 Around 18:00West of Shionomisaki, Wakayama Prefecture
39313930 1993/9/3 16 o’clock agoSouthern Satsuma Peninsula, Kagoshima
451159351951/10/14 Around 19:00Near Kushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture
A typhoon with a low central pressure at the time of landing (immediately before)

* 1: Shown by the name of the municipality at that time

* 2: Second Muroto Typhoon

* 3: Isewan Typhoon

Source: Typhoon similar to Typhoon No. 10, which is said to be a special warning class

It cannot be converted simply, but it will be converted to the category used in the United States in the following JAXA materials. It is already category 4 at this point. Further development could lead to a Category 5 typhoon.

Source: JAXA

Earlier, the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism jointly held a press conference and warned that they should act in anticipation of heavy rains that exceed “once in 100 years.” In the future, there is a risk that it will develop into a special warning class force, and he strongly called for “early evacuation and ensuring safety before the wind and rain become stronger.”

It is a very tough test, but I would like each and every one of us to overcome the difficulties and reduce the damage as much as possible.