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England and Scotland World Cup pool matches this weekend are below danger from Typhoon Hagibis.
Hagibis expected to make landfall and is shifting past Japan.
The two Englands game against France at Yokohama on Saturday (09:15 BST) and Scotlands vital game with hosts Japan at precisely the identical venue on Sunday (11:45 BST) could be impacted.
BBC weather and meteorologist Simon King said it isamong the most effective tropical cyclones this season.
World Rugby has called a news conference on Thursday in 04:00 BST to discuss what action will be accepted.
A Met Office spokesperson said on Wednesday the Typhoon Hagibis was in the western North Pacific and also on course this weekend.
It was situated around 900 miles south west of Tokyo with estimated wind speeds of 120mph and gusts of 170mph.
The Met Office maintains severe and powerful winds, very heavy rain and huge waves imply a probability of flash flooding in the Tokyo area.
Yokohama is approximately 17 miles south west of Tokyo.
King explained:It is equal to a class five hurricane, making it among the most effective tropical cyclones around the world this year.
The typhoon will start to weaken as it continues its track northward. Forecasts in the Joint Typhoon Warning centre along with the Japanese Meteorological Service suggest itll make landfall across the Tokyo region on Saturday lunchtime UK time, in southern Honshu.
By this point, it will still be declared as avery strong typhoon with wind gusts in excess of 100mph and deliver between 200-500mm of rain.
This is significant at a built-up place such as Tokyo with damage and flooding expected.
Yes, this might, added King.
Forecasting the course of a typhoon is a catchy one and while there is growing recognition of a landfall near to Tokyo, it still could shift path slightly, even up to 24 hours prior time.
But, Typhoon Hagibis is enormous, covering an diameter of around 500 miles.
On landfall, the most powerful winds are predicted to stretch out 60 miles away from its centre. Thus, even if the place of direct landfall changes, the winds, flood rain and impacts will still be felt within a large area.
Organisers could move games from the region. It was indicated that the meeting with France of England, because of the played in Yokohama, may be changed 600 miles away to Oita.
Oita is a venue, together with space for 40,000 audiences in comparison to the capacity of 72,327 of Yokohama, and that choice is deemed unlikely. Instead the games may be played behind closed doors to restrict the risk.
It has been indicated Scotlands game with Japan could delayed by 24 hours however, according to the tournament rules, so it is not possible to postpone pool-stage matches.
This could lead to a draw was declared by them, together with just two points, if both games have been cancelled.
England and France are well known for top place in Pool C with already qualified for the quarter-finals, but should their match be cancelled it would imply England will progress as winners.
Eddie Jones side will face a probable quarter-final contrary to Australia, who knocked them out at the pool point of the last World Cup en route into the last, with Wales expected to top their group and so play with France.
When their game against Japan is known as off, the results would be much worse for Scotland.
Gregor Townsends team must win to undergo and may also have to rely on bonus factors – should Ireland beat Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday – a weather-enforced two-point haul would mean they finish third in Pool A and go out.
World Rugby has announced a media conference to talk about the consequences of Typhoon Hagibis.
World Rugby championship manager alan Gilpin, and Akira Shimazu, chief executive of Japan Rugby 2019, will be there.
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