Chan-hom has weakened into a tropical storm
Update: 10th of October, 3:00 p.m. UTC
Chan-hom, located near 32.0N 13.7E, has become a tropical storm. The system is moving near 17 km/h (9 knots).
Maximum sustained winds are near 93 km/h (50 knots) with wind gusts near 120 km/h (65 knots).
Update: 10th of October, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Still strong typhoon Chan-hom is travelling northeast at speed of 20 km/h and packing winds of 120 km/h (65 KT).
Typhoon aims to approach the south coast of central Japan on Saturday and then gradually weaken and move off the coast. The storm is still bringing heavy rainfall leading to mudslides, flooding and swollen rivers.
The Izu island chain may be affected very heavy rainfall from Saturday through Sunday.
Update: 9th of October, 8:30 a.m. UTC
Chan-hom is located at 30.7N 133.6E with maximum winds of 157 km/h (85 KT) and slow northeast movement.
Typhoon is about to approach western and eastern regions of Japan. It is projected to hit western Japan on Saturday and eastern Japan later in the day and into Sunday.
Strong winds, high waves and mudslides are among the possible impacts from the strom.
Update: 8th of October, 11:00 a.m. UTC
Typhoon Chan-hom is moving southwest of Yokosuka with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (80 KT) and gusts 185 km/h (100 KT).
The general north motion should continue in the following days. Storm could approach western Japan early Friday and eastern Japan on Saturday or later.
Update: 7th of October, 10:30 p.m. UTC
Located at 27.2N 133.0E, typhoon Chan-hom continues to develop with maximum winds of 129 km/h (70 KT).
Storm is expected to first approach Daito Islands southern Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday and then move north to the Amami Islands.
Heavy rainfall and gusty winds could bring flooding and cause landslides in the affected regions.
Update: 7th of October, 7:30 a.m. UTC
Chan-hom continues its movement west-northwestward with maximum winds of 138 km/h (75 KT).
Storm should further intensify in the next 12 hours and move close to the Japan coasts.
Update: 6th of October, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Tropical storm Chan-hom is located in warm water and light wind shear of the West Pacific and has been strengthening since Monday. Maximum sustainable winds are 83 km/h (45 KT) and gusts 101 km/h (55 KT).
Storm should further intensify and become a typhoon on Wednesday, the strength would be equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane.
Chan-hom will approach the Ryukyu Islands in the southern Japan on Thursday with its peak intensity.