The world's strongest storm of 2022 is headed for the East China Sea, where it could threaten Japan's southern islands but not Taiwan or China's east coast.

The super typhoon Hinnamnor is currently a few hundred kilometres east of Okinawa. The Japan Meteorological Agency predicts that it will go

around the Japanese islands this weekend. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center says that the storm has sustained winds of about 150 miles per hour and gusts of up to 184 miles per hour. 

The storm has already caused problems with flights to and from Okinawa. Wednesday, Japan Airlines Co. cancelled flights to and from the area, and

ANA Holdings Inc. said they had to cancel eight flights through Thursday.

Both companies warned that flights could be affected all week long, depending on how the typhoon moves.

Forecasts say that by September 2, the typhoon will be south of Okinawa and will move north to get closer to the island over the weekend.

After that, it's not clear where the storm will go, but forecasts say it will head north toward the Korean Peninsula next week, which means it will probably

go around Taiwan and the coast of mainland China. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) thinks that the super typhoon will lose some of its power over the next few days. 

Things are getting a little bit calmer in the Atlantic. A long period of calm is making the area between Africa and the Caribbean, which is called "Hurricane Alley,"

on track for its calmest August in 25 years. August is when the hurricane season is usually at its most active. Hurricane Alley hasn't been this calm in the last 25 years.

Phil Klotzbach, the lead author of Colorado State University's seasonal storm forecast, said that in the more than 70 years that records have been kept

there have only been two Augusts without storms on the ocean: 1961 and 1997.

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