Weather Alert-East Asia

Tropical Storm Bavi formed Saturday morning just east of Taiwan and is expected to keep a northerly track across the South China Sea over the course of this week. The storm is expected to impact Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa, through Monday before moving over the South China Sea and gaining strength before affecting the western side of the Korean peninsula. Also expected, is an impact to Seoul and surrounding areas Thursday of this week. Tropical Storm Bavi is currently projected to continue north and bring heavy rains and strong winds to northeastern China by late this week.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding

  • Dangerous river levels

  • Gusty winds

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

· Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier and airport

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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