Typhoon Ma-On headed for the Japanese main Islands.
A powerful Typhoon is headed for the Japanese main Islands and will make landfall on July 19 or 20, based on current estimates of conditions. JTWC cautioned that the storm is not likely to weaken until it makes landfall or moves into higher latitudes.
This is the eighth Typhoon of the Pacific Typhoon season and the most powerful so far with a wind speed of 60 metre per second or 213 Km/h (115 knots).
Bands of the typhoon sent soaking rain across Guam, the Mariana Islands, and other tropical Pacific locations. The storm is now headed toward Okinawa and then the disaster-ravaged Japanese mainland, forecasts suggested.