Astronaut tweets unbelievable picture of 50 Mile wide super typhoon Vongfong that is set to batter Japan with 120mph winds
Japan is braced for torrential rain and 120mph winds as Super Typhoon Vongfong sweeps north towards the country’s southern islands.
Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman wrote: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’…….‘
The storm, which will be Japan’s second typhoon in a week, was moving extremely slowly on Friday afternoon – raising the risk of landslides and flooding when it makes landfall this weekend.
Satellite images taken of Vongfong, which means ‘wasp’ in Cantonese, suggest that the eye of the hurricane is approximately 50 miles wide.
- Typhoon is expected to make landfall late Saturday night or early Sunday
- The storm is moving slowly – raising the risk of landslides and floods
- There are already 50ft waves battering the country’s southern islands
- Satellite images suggest the eye of the hurricane is roughly 50 miles wide
- Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted a picture of the powerful typhoon