Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press) — Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall around the city of Kagoshima in southwestern Japan around 7 p.m. Sunday (10 a.m. GMT).
The 14th typhoon of the year is on track to cross the southwestern region of Kyushu around Monday morning, then head northeast to reach the Chugoku region in western Japan, off the region. central Hokuriku and northeastern Tohoku region.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned people in these areas of high winds, torrential rains and rough seas caused by the large and very powerful typhoon.
The agency issued special warnings for high winds, high waves and tidal surges for Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday evening and a special heavy rain warning for parts of Miyazaki Prefecture on Sunday afternoon. The two prefectures are both part of the Kyushu region.
In the northern part of Miyazaki, a linear precipitation zone, or a cumulonimbus band that causes particularly heavy rains, has formed. It is feared that such zones will also form in other parts of the Kyushu region and the Chugoku region, as well as in the western Kinki region. Many municipalities in these regions have issued evacuation orders for their residents.
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