Typhoon Phanfone heads for Japan and Formula 1

Typhoon Phanfone heads for Japan and Formula 1

04.10.2014: photo caption: Satellite Image of PHANFONE (VIS channel) from Saturday, 4th

 

photo caption:  Satellite Image of PHANFONE (VIS channel) from Saturday, 4th October 06 UTC (08 CEST), Credits: JMA / UBIMET



Saturday afternoon (CEST) the centre of Typhoon Phanfone was located approximately 1000 km southwest of the Formula 1 circuit in Suzuka.


 As it moves closer during Saturday night its influence on Honshu's weather and consequently on the Formula 1 gets more relevant.


According to UBIMET, official weather partner of the FIA, the race is almost certainly going to be run in wet weather.



Exciting race due to weather




photo:  Estimated storm track from Sunday 5th until Monday 6th October, time information in Japanese local time; Credit: UBIMET




As always rain is a guarantee for an exciting race. ''Although we expect rain during the normal race period, the heaviest rain and possibly storm force winds will affect the circuit later on“ said UBIMET meteorologists Steffen Dietz and Andy Swan.


 ''More problematic will be the demobilisation and onward transport of the equipment to Sotchi, where the next Grand Prix will be run on Sunday October 12th.


The main body of the typhoon will impact most of Honshu on Sunday night with gusts of up to 120 kph and torrential rain over a few hours.


Disruption to transport out of Nagoya airport is almost certain“, explain the experts.



Impacts on public life

Beside Formula 1, the Japenese people will have to cope with the after effects of Phanfone. ''Although no longer a Super Typhoon, the storm will produce widespread flooding and storm damage.“  



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Clemens Teutsch-Zumtobel, Anna Steiner, photo Ubimet

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