- The super cyclone worries many countries in Asia;
- Precipitation up to 300 mm is possible;
- It can have influences as far away as North America.
Hurricane Hinnamnor is the most powerful system observed on Earth in 2022 so far.
The storm’s strength is equal to that of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, used in the Atlantic Ocean. The East China Sea heat and weak wind shear can increase its intensity. It will then reach the threshold of a Category 5 hurricane (again on the Saffir-Simpson scale).
Chance of heavy rain and wind gusts of 300 km/h
Sustained winds of about 250 km/h, with violent gusts of gusts approaching 300 km/h, damage likely to be significant. The Ryukyu Islands, located at the southern tip of the Japanese archipelago, may be severely affected. South Korea and the rest of Japan can also be affected by this system, as well as Taiwan (although the effects can be limited there).
It can accumulate up to 500 mm of rain in some places, including the Ryukyu Islands, southern South Korea, and western Japan.
So brutal floods are on the radar, and the risks to citizens are real. Landslides can occur.
The sea will also be dangerous for the next few days, and storms could wreak havoc on the coasts.
Effects are everywhere
The super cyclone is expected to follow a northern path early next week. Cold water should cause a gradual loss of energy. However, he did not say his last word.
A system this powerful could have a noticeable impact on the weather in North America – and Quebec is no exception. It can in fact amplify the curves of the jet stream, encouraging rushes of cold or heat over the continent.
Several times, Typhoon created an atmospheric floor that allows cold air from the north to slide toward our latitudes in Quebec. However, it is also possible that it will generate an increased rise in warm air over our regions.
At this time, Hinnamnor’s path is uncertain. It is still too early to talk about the exact effects of this powerful storm.