Bavi downgraded to a tropical storm
Update: 27th of August, 00:00 p.m. UTC
Now a tropical storm Bavi is tracking north-northwestward at 41.6N 125.8E with maximum winds 74 km/h (40 KT).
Bavi will continue to weaken during the next several hours.
Update: 27th of August, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Typhoon Bavi made landfall about about 50 km southwest of the North’s capital Pyongyang on Thursday morning, downing trees and causing debris on the roads. South Korea reported minimal damage from the storm.
It is now a post tropical storm over the northeast China, where it will produce heavy rainfall into Friday.
The storm is moving north at 42.5N 126.5E with maximum sustainable winds 74 km/h (40 KT).
Update: 26th of August, 2:30 p.m. UTC
Bavi is located near 36.0N 124.4E, west-southwest of Gunsan and travelling at 25 km/h (14 KT). Maximum winds have slightly decreased to 175 km/h (95 KT), gusts 121 km/h (115 KT).
Typhoon will near Seoul and then Pyongyang early Thursday.
Update: 26th of August, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Bavi is currently positioned southwest of Seogwipo, Jeju Island, travelling at 20 km/h (11 KT) with maximum sustainable winds 185 km/h (100 KT) and gusts 231 km/h (125 KT).
Typhoon earned a very strong rank by rapidly intensifying over the past days and can possibly develop into a record typhoon while traveling through the west coast.
It is expected to travel up the Yellow Sea and arrive to Seoul early Thursday.
Typhoon advisories have been issued for Jeju Island and parts of South Jeolla Province.
Update: 25th of August, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Bavi is tracking northwest of Japan's Okinawa Island and travelling at about 12 km/h (7 KT).
It is predicted to affect Jeju Island today in the evening hours. Typhoon is currently packing winds of 166 km/h (90 KT) and gusts 203 km/h (110 KT).
Korean Peninsula should come under typhoon influence from Tuesday night till Thursday.
Update: 24th of August, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Typhoon Bavi formed off the east coast of Taiwan, making it the season's eighth tropical storm.
Bavi posses a serious threat to South Korea as it is forecasted to move through the west coast of Jeju Island on Wednesday afternoon and reaching Seoul early Thursday.
Bavi is expected to gain strength and intensify into strong and very strong typhoon before it reaches the land.
It is currently positioned near 27.8N 126.6E with maximum sustainable winds 138 km/h (75 KT), gust 166 km/h (90 KT).
Typhoon Bobby is expected to gain strength before reaching land and become a powerful and very strong typhoon.
However, it is expected to arrive in Pyongyang, North Korea, not Seoul, via the west coast.
Stay safe and listen to the authorities.
I am a Korean living in Seoul.
Emergency disaster messages are coming from time to time and safety information is checked.
Typhoon Bobby is directly affected by Seoul and is located on the right side of the tropical cyclone, so Seoul is never safe.