News and weather reports (https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/) forecast that Typhoon Lekima will move from Japan’s Ryuku Islands to near or just north of Taiwan on Friday, then on to eastern China, including Shanghai, over the weekend. Typhoon Krosa remains primarily in the open waters of the Western Pacific. The Weather Channel reports:
- Lekima is currently pounding Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands with damaging winds and heavy rain. Storm surge warnings have been issued.
- Lekima is forecasted to move north of Taiwan on Friday. Taiwan is expected to experience heavy rain and strong wind gusts. More than a foot of rain is forecasted through Saturday in the higher elevations, potentially triggering flooding as well as landslides.
- Lekima will threaten eastern China, including Shanghai, this weekend, though it will weaken as it moves northward. Heavy rain could cause flooding in eastern China. Strong winds and storm surge flooding are also possible.
- Krosa is also in the Western Pacific. Krosa is expected to remain primarily in open waters the rest of this week; however, the forecast for next week is uncertain at this time.
The following is an update from Maersk regarding potential delays caused by the typhoons. (All other carrier status updates are still pending.)
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