Large Typhoon Trami brought wind and rain to Japan on Saturday night. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Typhoon Trami was located at latitude 31.8°N and longitude 132.3°E which put it about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Kochi, Japan. Trami was moving toward the northeast at 22 m.p.h. (33 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 105 m.p.h. (170 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 125 m.p.h. (200 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 950 mb.
There was still a large eye at the center of Typhoon Trami, but the ring of thunderstorms around the eye was beginning to look a little more ragged. However, the circulation around Trami was very large. Winds to typhoon force extended out about 155 miles (250 km) from the center of circulation. Winds to tropical storm force extended out about 355 miles (575 km) from the center.
The Hurricane Intensity Index (HII) for Typhoon Trami was 17.8. The Hurricane Size Index (HSI) was 49.6 and the Hurricane Wind Intensity Size Index (HWISI) was 67.4. Typhoon Trami was capable of causing extensive serious damage.
Typhoon Trami brought strong winds and heavy rain to Okinawa and the northern Ryukyu Islands on Saturday. There were reports of damage. The northern eyewall of Trami passed over Kyushu. Strong winds and heavy rain were falling in that region. Heavy rain and strong winds will reach Shikoku shortly. The center of Typhoon Trami could be near Kyoto in about six hours. Trami will move northeast across Honshu on Sunday. It will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to much of Japan. Flash flooding will be possible over much of Japan.
Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean Tropical Storm Kong-rey was strengthening southeast of the Ryukyu Islands. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Kong-rey was located at latitude 14.1°N and longitude 138.1°E which put it about 1165 miles (1880 km) east of Manila, Philippines. Kong-rey was moving toward the west-northwest at 13 m.p.h. (20 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. (110 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 85 m.p.h. (135 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 983 mb.