England and Scotland wait on Rugby World Cup typhoon decisionCat:未分類
If their final pool games with the Rugby World Cup should be rescheduled Scotland and england will find out on Thursday morning.
World Rugby has called a press conference for 4am BST in.
Super Typhoon Hagibis is expected to sweep Tokyo this weekend, also affecting the Pool C decider at International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday and Scotland group showdown against Japan 24 hours later.
The choices offered to World Rugby are to either offset the all-Six Nations fixture or move where the quarter-finals happen to be staged.
With Hagibis because of have moved on by the close of the weekend, Scotland could see their struggle with Japan postponed by 24 hours played in the exact identical venue.
The storm, and on Wednesday was clarified by the Japanese Meteorological Agency asviolent, has become a Category 5 super typhoon with winds reaching 180mph.
Its many times the measurements of Typhoon Faxai, that murdered three people, attracted Tokyo to a standstill to the day of Englands coming to the World Cup, delaying their exit from Narita Airport by six hours, and left a million homes without electricity.
Satellite pictures of the extreme weather event reveal it is the size of Japan and shows no sign of decreasing in magnitude or deviating from its path.
Irelands Pool A game against Samoa on Saturday and Wales Pool D clash with Uruguay on Sunday are on the other side of Japan – at Fukuoka and Kumamoto, respectively – so most likely out of the Key path of the storm.
A Met Office spokesperson informed that the PA news service:The general story is still the same. Typhoon Hagibis in the western North Pacific is on trail towards Japan this weekend.
As of Wednesday morning, it was situated around 900 miles south east of Tokyo with estimated wind speeds of around 120mph and gusts of 170mph. Obviously as Hagibis goes towards Japan it will weaken and these wind speeds will fall.
We are expecting that Hagibis is very likely to make landfall on Saturday, perhaps not too far away from Tokyo. With sustained wind strengths of 90mph and with gusts of up to 135mph itll have weakened considerably, but by that point. Together with the winds that are strong, were expecting very heavy rain along its path.
Of course with those very powerful and severe winds, even using heavy rain, there is likelihood of significant impact from the damaging winds and also from storm surge. With waves that are Massive and all the winds, there is the risk of flash flood
From the Tokyo area
The Met Office spokesperson added:While the location and extent of impact are still fairly uncertain, there is an increasing chance Hagibis will affect southern Japan.
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