Tropical Storm Krosa (11W, 台風10号) coverage
Tropical storm Krosa (11W) has made landfall on Thursday afternoon at the city of Kure near Hiroshima in southern Japan, after large areas were evacuated, with more than 400,000 people advised to evacuate.
According to The Japan Times, a 82-year-old man was confirmed dead after falling from a ship amid strong winds and high waves in the city of Onomichi. A total of 40 people injured in 13 prefectures were reported as of Thursday evening.
Krosa, in Japan known as 台風10号 (typhoon no. 10), had weakened from the previous days but there are still high risks of of torrential rainfall, mudslides and flooding in the affected areas of the Pacific coast. Krosa is forecast to move north toward the Sea of Japan.
(12 Aug 2019) Last week was that rare occasion, when you could watch two massive typhoons churning through the Western Pacific, Super Typhoon Lekima (10W) as equivalent to a Category 4 major hurricane, typhoon Krosa (11W) was equivalent to Category 3 hurricane.
Meanwhile, typhoon Lekima (10W) made a landfall in southeastern China last week as high-end category 2 storm (you can read our coverage here).
Typhoon Krosa (11W) weakened to Tropical Storm, and is hovering over the Ogasawara Islands, forecast to approach coastal areas of western Japan later in the week, possibly as a typhoon, or strong tropical storm.
Through today, residents around the islands can expect severe weather conditions, with intense thunderstorms and high waves along the Pacific coast of western and eastern Japan.
Check out the latest wind, wind gusts, and rain/thunder forecast on Windy and watch Krosa churning over WPAC almost in real-time on our satellite layer.
- Typhoon Lekima made a landfall in SE Zhejiang province, China as a high-end Category 2 storm
- Cat 3 Typhoon Lekima is heading towards the southern part of Japan's Ryukyu Islands & the Shanghai area
- Typhoon Francisco weakened after it made landfall as a Tropical Storm