Super Typhoon Hagibis' winds increase 100 mph in 24 hours

Typhoon Hagibis Surges in Northern Pacific, Will Affect Guam, Mariana Islands and Possibly Japan

WATCH Super Typhoon Hagibis strengthen into Cat 5 Hurricane as it heads towards Japan

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 150 miles per hour.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC) said in their latest advisory that Hagibis now has maximum sustained wind speeds of about 150mph.

The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center has upgraded Super Typhoon Hagibis to a category 5 storm, with winds estimated to be blowing at 160 mph near the Northern Mariana island of Anatahan, 200 miles northeast of Guam.

"This is the most intensification by a tropical cyclone in the western North Pacific in 18 hours since Yates in 1996 also intensified by 90 mph in 18 hours", Klotzbach said on Twitter.

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The forecast track and uncertainty graphic for Typhoon Hagibis published by the National Weather Service.

Hagibis is still five days away from impacting Japan.

According to the Weather Network, forecasts are monitoring Hagibis, as the storm may track toward Japan by next weekend.

Super Typhoon Hagibis rapidly intensified from a tropical storm to a super typhoon Monday.

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The typhoon packs a maximum wind speed near the center of 198 kph, gusting to as much as 270 kph, with a central atmospheric pressure of 915 hectopascals.

"However, some bands of heavy rain that could trigger flash flooding, wind gusts and high surf are certainly possible in Guam as the centre of Hagibis passes to its north".

HAGIBIS is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms over Mariana Islands on 7-8 October.

Areas in the northern Pacific Ocean, including the United States territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, are under threat of a potent "super typhoon" equivalent to a category 4 hurricane that is likely to grow stronger and possibly affect Japan, according to the National Weather Service.

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A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Rota and Agrihan islands Guam is now under a tropical storm watch.

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