Typhoon No. 14 will approach and land in Kyushu with tremendous force tomorrow, the 18th (Sunday), and there is a risk that a special warning will be issued. Typhoon No. 14 is slow moving and Kyushu is likely to experience unprecedented heavy rain until Monday the 19th for an extended period. Please prepare for the typhoon and evacuate by the end of today, Saturday 17th, to ensure your own safety.
Eyes are clear, typhoon #14 is a fierce force
Typhoon No. 14, which has developed into a large and violent force, is currently moving northwest over the sea east of the Daito Island area of Okinawa Prefecture. . The eye near the center of the typhoon is clear, and the clouds surrounding the eye are very well developed.
Slowly heading north along the west coast of Kyushu, a long and strong storm
From now on, Typhoon No. 14 will change direction further north, and after passing over the sea east of the Amami area of Kagoshima Prefecture from late tonight to early morning on the 18th (Sun), the central pressure will reach it reached the sea immediately south of the Yakushima area of Kagoshima Prefecture with the strength of the “special warning class” with a maximum wind speed of 55 m/s and 910 hPa. Additionally, it can move north along the west coast of Kyushu, approaching Kyushu and making landfall. In general, typhoons have strong winds from the east side of the center, so typhoon #14 is the worst course for Kyushu. In addition, since the travel speed when approaching Kyushu was about 15 km/h, which is comparable to that of a bicycle, from 18 (Sun) to 19 (Mon), a large area of Kyushu was exposed to the speed of the winds. of 25m/s or more for a long time of more than half a day, it will enter the thunderstorm area, and there is a risk of severe weather which has never been experienced before. In addition, for the past few days, it has been raining in areas on the Pacific side such as Miyazaki Prefecture due to the influx of moist air around Typhoon No. 14, but Typhoon No. As clouds Main body active rain will continue to cover Kyushu, it will rain very heavily in various parts of Kyushu. In bays that open to the south, such as Kagoshima Bay, the Yatsushiro Sea, and the Ariake Sea, storm surges blowing toward the center of a typhoon can raise the tide level and cause storm surges. Violent winds, heavy rain, high waves and storm surges require the utmost vigilance.
Ensure your own safety today, the 17th (Saturday)
From 18 (Sun) to 19 (Mon), there is a risk of record storms, heavy rains, high waves and storm surges that the Kyushu region has never experienced before. Tomorrow, the 18th (Sunday), southern Kyushu is expected to enter a stormy area with winds of 25 m/s or more in the early morning, and northern Kyushu in the early evening. It is very dangerous to go out after the storm begins to blow. Preparations for the typhoon and evacuation must be completed by today, the 17th (Saturday). Take action to save lives and ensure your own safety.
Japan Meteorological Association Kyushu Branch Yukiko Kimishima