One more typhoon to reach Sea of Japan by APEC Vladivostok summit

A new typhoon could hit the Sea of Japan (the East Sea) in early September, Russian Hydro-Meteorological Center head Roman Vilfand said on Thursday. "A new typhoon is moving towards the Sea of Japan. According our estimates, it will reach the sea's north by September 2," he said.

Hence, Vladivostok, the host city of the APEC summit, is paying a lot of attention to weather forecasts, Vilfand said. Precise data on the typhoon's movement may come on Friday, he added.

A special model has been designed to concentrate on the typhoon location and predict its movements, Vilfand said. As for Typhoon Bolaven, which pounded the Khabarovsk territory, Vilfand said it would move northeast, through the southern areas of the Khabarovsk territory, and arrive at the lower reaches of the Amur River on Friday. "This is no longer a typhoon. This is now a cyclone," he said.

The weather will be quite comfortable in Primorye, excluding the north of Sakhalin and the south of Kamchatka, on September 1.

He also commented on Typhoon Isaac on the U.S. coast. "Its movement resembles that of Typhoon Katrina but its power is much smaller. In the opinion of U.S. specialists, it will pass east of the New Orleans dams and will not harm them," he said.

The APEC Vladivostok summit will take place on September 2-9.

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