South East Asia has fallen victim to yet another typhoon, just a week after the terrifying Mangkhut made landfall in Hong Kong.
Trami is the latest in a long line of developing storms developing in the area, which is under the spell of typhoon season.
Marked by frequent oncoming storm systems, the season is expected to last through next month and into November.
Trami’s strength is predicted to only increase in the future, whipping up winds on an approach to category 3.
Where is typhoon Trami now?
Trami was located 235 miles off the coast of Kadena, in Okinawa in the latest update from Japan’s Meteorological Agency.
The storm is making progress at a speed of 8mph in a northwestern direction.
Progress has Trami’s eye progressing over Iwakuni by Saturday September 30, and will become a category 3 with 120 mph winds by September 29.
Trami has been described as having a “wide and ragged eye” confirmed in some startling satellite images.
Typhoon Trami’s eyewall is a good measure of the storm’s latent power, situated deep within the system.
The eye of a storm is placed right at the centre of a tropical cyclone (hurricane or typhoon), and bad weather swirls around it.
Winds around the eye can surge to destructive speeds, but don’t usually sweep the area inside.
As they swirl around the eye, the area inside remains untouched, and conditions are generally calm.
The innermost winds close to the eye are the most intense, and looking inside the can reveal a ‘wall’ of the strongest winds.
This means the eyewall can be the best indication of the pure destructive power of winds one day destined to tear over the land.
In Trami’s case, the eyewall shows the inside of a terrifying vortex depressed straight through the system.
Around it is a mass of thick cloud, roughened by the power of the wind generated out from the centre.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which is currently tracking Trami, has released the photos.
In a tweet from September 24, the organisation’s account @NOAASatellites explained how the eye was developing.
The tweet said: “Super Typhoon #Trami’s well-formed eyewall, seen today from the #Himawari-8 satellite.
“The storm intensified rapidly over the weekend and could threaten parts of Taiwan or Japan’s Ryukyu Islands later this week.”