A super typhoon that’s as ferocious as the one that devastated parts of the Philippines last year is due to hit Japan this weekend.
Given the name Vongfong, meteorologists say the gigantic storm is picking up speed as it currently crosses the Pacific Ocean’s far west reports AFP.
It is expected to make Japan just days after another typhoon hit the country that left at least 11 people dead or missing.
It’s presently at the same strength as Haiyan, a category five super typhoon that tore through the Philippines in November last year that left nearly 8,000 people dead.
However as Vongfong leaves the tropics moving into more temperature territory further north, meteorologists say it could lose some of its power.
Typhoons are also known also hurricanes or cyclones.