Typhoon Francisco approaching Okinawa

Strong typhoon Francisco is moving from the Mariana Islands heading northeast and growing stronger as it moves.

As of Oct. 17, the typhoon had sustained winds of 205kph near its center. According to Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, it is too soon to say whether the typhoon will hit Okinawa, but Daito Islands east of Okinawa are expected to be affected by the typhoon on Oct. 22.