|Hagibis is one of the most powerful typhoons of the year. Courtesy of Korea Meteorological Agency|
By Jung Min-ho
Typhoon Hagibis in the Pacific Ocean is unlikely to affect Korea directly, the weather agency said Thursday.
According to the Korea Meteorological Agency (KMA), as of 3 a.m., the typhoon's center was roughly 1,080 kilometers off Guam and moving north-northeast at 15 kph.
With heavy rain and powerful winds, the storm is expected to pass along Japan's east coast on Saturday and Sunday. It could also affect the Rugby World Cup, which is being held in the country.
With fastest sustained winds of 55 mps (198 kph), Hagibis is one of the most powerful typhoons of the year.
The KMA warned that heavy rain and strong winds may hit southern and eastern Korea over the weekend.