Intelasia East Asia News – Powerful Typhoon Nanmadol threatens to hit southwest Japan on September 17

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warns that the large and powerful Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to approach southwestern Japan, including Okinawa Prefecture, the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture and the southern region of Kyushu, September 17, the first day of a three-day campaign. weekend.

The 14th typhoon of the year was moving west at a speed of about 15 kilometers per hour over the sea south of Japan at 3 a.m. on September 16. It had a central atmospheric pressure of 965 hectopascals. The maximum sustained wind speed near its center is 35 meters per second, or 126 kph, with maximum gusts at 50 m/s, or 180 kph. Strong winds at a speed of 25 m/s or 90 k/h or more were recorded within a radius of 150 kilometers around the center of the storm.

Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to move west as it develops and head towards the southwestern islands of Japan and the southern region of Kyushu on September 17 while maintaining strength. After approaching Kyushu on September 18, the storm is expected to gradually change direction and track east until around September 20. The typhoon threatens large areas of Japan from west to north.

Strong winds are expected in the Okinawa area on September 16, bringing rough seas and large swells. In the Amami area, extremely strong winds strong enough to overturn moving trucks and injure people are expected the following day.

The tide level around northern Kyushu and the Chugoku and Shikoku areas in western Japan will start to rise around September 18, and dangerous high tides are expected in parts of these areas. The JMA warns people in low-lying areas, such as coasts and river mouths, of potential flooding caused by high waves.

The JMA is also calling on residents of southern Kyushu to beware of landslides and flooding on September 16, as some areas recently received heavy rains before Typhoon Nanmadol developed.

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