Super typhoon Nanmadol bears down on Japan’s Kyushu island
- The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of unprecedented high winds and waves.
- Says the 14th storm of the season could bring record rainfall.
- The storm is forecast to turn east as it passes over the main Japanese island of Honshu early next week.
TOKYO: Typhoon Nanmadol has made landfall JapanOn Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned of hailstorms and high tides “like never before experienced” on the southern main island of Kyushu.
14 Storm A season classified as a super typhoon by the US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center could bring record rainfall, the JMA said, warning of the risk of overflowing rivers and landslides.
Southern Kyushu could see 500 mm (20 inches) of rain and gusts of up to 250 km/h (155 mph) on Sunday, while the central Tokai region could see 300 mm (12 inches) of rain. could, agency forecasts.
Railway operators have canceled trains in the region, with convenience store chain Seven Eleven Japan temporarily closing around 950 stores.
gave Storm It is forecast to turn east and pass over Japan’s main island of Honshu early next week before heading out to sea by Wednesday.
Local broadcasters broadcast footage of strong winds and rain on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa as the typhoon approached.