As Phanfone leaves, Vongfong takes its place.
Super Tyhpoon Vongfong is roaring towards the Japan coastline, just as Phanfone moves out of the area. Vongfong is an incredibly intense storm with sustained winds at 180mph and gusts topping 200mph.
The super storm is slowly weakening and will continue to do as as it approaches the southern coast of Japan. This weekend, two FIA world championships are holding races inside the country. The WEC is in Fuji, while the MotoGP riders are stationed in Motegi.
The eye will not reach Fuji and Motegi until Monday, but torrential rains and howling winds will. Both races are expected to be very wet, which will certainly add a level of excitement for the fans, but also a level of stress for the teams. The horrifying accident involving Jules Bianchi, which was partly caused by Typhoon Phanfone, is still fresh in everyone's minds.
We will continue to track the system and monitor how severe of an impact it will have on both races.