The strongest tropical cyclone of the year (as of this writing), Super Typhoon OMPONG (Vongfong) is now laying its sights on the southern islands of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands.
The howler has begun to make its trek Northward and is possibly already past its peak intensity. As it passes near Okinawa, the Typhoon is possibly between a Cat 3 or 4.
The typhoon will not directly affect the Philippines, but rough seas may be experienced by seafarers along the Eastern seaboards of Luzon and Samar.
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