Sitting off the coast of China and Japan are two typhoons, spinning just 1500km apart and quickly intensifying. Experts predict they will develop into ‘super typhoons’, with at least one – Typhoon Chan-hom – likely to make landfall in Japan. The map shows it is currently tracking towards the Japanese island of Okinawa, packing wind gusts of up to 185 km/h.
The second typhoon, Typhoon Nangka, is continuing to strengthen as it heads towards the island of Guma, with winds of up to 260km/h. A third storm – Tropical Storm Linfa – is lurking to the west and slowly drifting northwards. Residents are on high alert as the huge storm band bears down on China and Japan. FULL REPORT