Typhoon No. 14 (Nan Madol) again landed near Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture after 4:00 a.m. on the 20th (Tuesday). The wind and rain are getting stronger and stronger in places away from the center, so people in areas other than Hokuriku and Tohoku also need to pay attention to stormy weather. The typhoon is expected to cross the Tohoku region on the morning of the 20th (Tuesday) and develop into an extratropical cyclone over the Pacific Ocean. ▼ Typhoon No. 14 Estimated at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20 Central location Near Niigata city Size class Large force class // Displacement East-northeast 45 km/h Central pressure 985 hPa Maximum wind speed 25 m/ s Maximum instantaneous wind speed 35 m/ss
Strong winds even outside “near the center”
In typhoon news, you often hear “maximum wind speed near center is ~”. Indeed, in the case of a typhoon with a clear structure, the pressure drop is greatest and the wind speed is highest just outside the center. However, Typhoon No. 14 was moving near Kyushu, and after 00:00 on the 19th (Monday), the phrase “near the center” disappeared, and it was reported that the maximum wind speed was ~. Indeed, there were areas around the center where the atmospheric pressure slope was gentle and the surrounding area was affected by stronger winds. As a result, a weak wind area like the “eye of a typhoon” expanded, and a relatively weak wind lasted for several hours in the area where the center passed. Also, since the structure is now starting to transform into an extratropical cyclone, the winds are changing to blow stronger in places farther from the center.
Possible impact on travel hours after consecutive vacations
Typhoon No. 14 is starting to turn into an extratropical cyclone, so not only the wind but also the rain is intensifying away from the center. On the morning of the 20th (Tuesday), the wind and rain are expected to intensify in Hokuriku, Tokai, Tohoku, etc., and there is a chance of rain over the Kanto region. Since storm warnings have been issued in some places, it is assumed that schools and kindergartens will be closed, classes will be canceled and kindergartens will be closed. Avoid going out during periods of strong wind and rain, and act on safety first. It is also assumed that transport such as trains and buses will be disrupted. Be sure to prepare early and get traffic information.