Typhoon Muifa brought strong winds on Tuesday night as it passed a group of islands in Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa, on its slow path towards the East China Sea, the agency said. meteorological agency.
With adverse conditions expected to continue through Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging caution against strong winds, high waves and mudslides.
The 12th typhoon of the season was located 160 kilometers north of Okinawa Prefecture’s Ishigaki Island at 10 a.m. and was moving north at a speed of about 10 kilometers per hour, a said the agency. It had an atmospheric pressure of 955 hectopascals and maximum wind speeds of up to 216 km/h.
The typhoon is expected to continue moving north towards mainland China on Thursday, the agency also said.
Maximum wind speeds in Okinawa on Tuesday are expected to reach 180 km/h, the weather agency said, with maximum speeds of 90 km/h on Wednesday. It also forecast 100 millimeters of precipitation for Okinawa for the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The meteorological agency also said that a low pressure system currently in waters south of Japan could develop into another typhoon and that, depending on its path, it could approach the southwestern region of Kyushu and from Okinawa Prefecture by the upcoming long weekend, from Saturday to Monday.
Category: China, Japan