England and Scotland wait on Rugby World Cup typhoon decisionCat:未分類
England and Scotland will figure out on Thursday morning when their pool games of their Rugby World Cup should be rescheduled.
A press conference has been called by world Rugby to 4am BST where the update will be issued to whether Englands World Cup clash with France will be cancelled or moved.
Super Typhoon Hagibis is expected to sweep this weekend, even affecting the Pool C decider in International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday and Scotland group showdown against Japan 24 hours afterwards.
The choices offered to World Rugby are to offset the all-Six Nations fixture or move to Oita, where the quarter-finals happen to be staged.
With Hagibis due to have moved on by the end of the weekend, even Scotland could see their struggle with Japan delayed by 24 hours but played at exactly the identical venue.
The storm, and on Wednesday was described by the Japanese Meteorological Agency asviolent, has become a Category 5 super typhoon with winds reaching 180mph.
It is many times the dimensions of Typhoon Faxai, that killed three people, attracted Tokyo to a standstill to the day of Englands arrival to the World Cup, delaying their departure from Narita Airport by half an hour, and left a million homes without power.
Satellite images of the weather event shows no indication of either deviating out of its route or decreasing in magnitude and show that it is the magnitude of Japan.
Irelands Pool A match against Samoa on Saturday and Wales Pool D battle with Uruguay on Sunday are on the side of Japan – in Fukuoka and Kumamoto, respectively – so most likely from the Most Important path of the storm.
A Met Office spokesperson informed the PA news service:The total story remains the same. Typhoon Hagibis from the western North Pacific is on trail towards Japan this weekend.
At Wednesday afternoon, it had been situated around 900 miles south west of Tokyo with estimated wind speeds of around 120mph and gusts of 170mph. Obviously as Hagibis moves towards Japan it will weaken and these wind speeds will fall.
Were expecting that Hagibis will be very likely to make landfall on Saturday, perhaps not too far from Tokyo. With gusts up to 135mph and with wind strengths nonetheless of around 90mph itll have weakened significantly, but by that stage. Along with the winds that are strong, we are currently expecting heavy rain along its route.
Clearly with those very robust and severe winds, even with heavy rain, there is likelihood of significant effect from the damaging winds and also from storm surge. Together with all the winds and waves that are large, there is the risk of flash flooding Too
In the Tokyo region.
Even the Met Office spokesperson added:Even though the location and extent of effect are still fairly uncertain, theres an increasing probability Hagibis will affect southern Japan.
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