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Typhoons generally head for Japan.
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  • May 5th 2011, 01:49
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Sentence #275449

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Typhoons generally head for Japan.

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tommy_san
Aug 25th 2014, 03:09
What!?
Selena777
Aug 25th 2014, 09:42 - edited Aug 25th 2014, 09:43
http://www.oxforddictionaries.c...d+for#head__62
It means, tyfoons usually move toward (in the direction of) Japan.
tommy_san
Aug 25th 2014, 10:49
Typhoon paths follow three general directions.

Straight track (or straight runner). A general westward path affects the Philippines, southern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
A parabolic, recurving track. Storms recurving affect eastern Philippines, eastern China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
Northward track. From point of origin, the storm follows a northerly direction, only affecting small islands.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon)


According to this page (http://www8.ocn.ne.jp/~yohsuke/taihuu_2.htm), there are 27 typhoons every year on average. 11 of them come close to Japan and only 3 actually hit Japan.
Selena777
Aug 25th 2014, 10:56
Thanks, I didn't know that. Is it required tag "false"?

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