Maria is expected wreak havoc across Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and eastern China as a dangerous super typhoon from Tuesday to Thursday, according to Accuweather.
The powerful super typhoon will churns northwestward over the Philippine Sea during the beginning of the week.
Although no land masses will be directly affected, the typhoon will stir dangerous seas and result in ships altering their courses.
Residents and tourists in Maria’s path have been warned to follow any evacuation orders.
Will super typhoon Maria hit Taiwan?
After Maria plows through Japan’s Ryukyu Islands on Tuesday (local time), the typhoon will track past Taiwan and make landfall in eastern China on Wednesday.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert said: ”Maria's excessive rainfall can lead to significant flooding.
“Mudslides are a serious concern in the higher terrain."
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Maria is anticipated to pass dangerously close or make a direct hit on one of the southern Ryukyu Islands with its strength equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane in the eastern Pacific or Atlantic oceans.