Typhoon Sanba

September 17, 2012 by  

Typhoon Sanba, Typhoon Sanba is expected to make landfall on the south coast of Korea on Monday and pass through the entire peninsula. Sanba has been downgraded to a mid-sized typhoon with a radius of 400 km but remains powerful with winds of up 47 m/s, on a par with typhoon Bolaven which slammed into Korea last month.

The Korea Meteorological Administration on Sunday said Sanba will hit Yeosu, South Jeolla Province at around noon after passing Jeju Island in the early morning. It will then shift direction and head east to waters off Sokcho, Gangwon Province around 9 p.m.

Unlike Bolaven, which hit mostly Jeju Island and the south coast, Sanba is expected affect the entire peninsula. The KMA forecast it will bring heavy rain throughout the country, possibly causing more damage than Bolaven or Tembin.

Weathermen forecast Jeju and the south coast will be hit by strong winds traveling up to 50 m/s on Monday and up to 500 mm of rain until Tuesday. Central parts will get between 50 mm and 150 mm of rain and winds of between 17 and 40 m/s.

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