Typhoon Jebi (2018)

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Typhoon Jebi over the Osaka Bay on September 4

Typhoon Jebi, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Maymay, is currently a weakening cyclone over Primorsky Krai, Russia. Jebi was tied as the most intense tropical cyclone of the Northern Hemisphere in 2018, and is thought to be the strongest typhoon to strike Japan since Typhoon Yancy in 1993.[1]

Jebi formed as the twenty-first named storm of the 2018 annual typhoon season on August 28. It reached peak intensity on August 31 after striking the Northern Mariana Islands. Jebi initiated a slow weakening trend on September 2 and made landfall over Shikoku and then the Kansai region of Japan as a very strong typhoon on September 4. It died down on September 7.

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  1. "Typhoon Jebi: Nine dead as strongest storm in 25 years hits Japan". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 4 September 2018.