Strong typhoon Nanmadol threatens to pound southwest Japan on Sept. 17
Japanese weather officials say large and powerful Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to track close to Okinawa Prefecture, the Amami region of Kagoshima Prefecture and the southern Kyushu region from Friday through Saturday. Typhoon Nanmadol is a large and intensifying category 3, or likely now cat 4, storm continuing steady progress towards Kyushu, Japan. The storm may also affect eastern and northern Japan from Saturday through Monday.
The alert level for the forecasted track (next 72h) is Red. The overall alert level is Red for Japan.
This tropical cyclone can have a high humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path. In particular Japan are affected by high winds up to 241 km/h (67 m/s or 150mph).
CURRENT STORM STATUS.
Analysis published on 16 Sep 2022 00:00
• The storm is: active
• Current country: Japan
• Current position: Lat:23.8 Lon:135.8
• Alert level at current position: Red
• Basin: NWPacific
• Current strength: Hurricane/Typhoon > 118 km/h
• Maximum sustained winds: 204 km/h (current), 241 km/h (next 5 days)
Weather officials are urging caution against wind gusts and high waves, as well as landslides, flooding and swollen rivers. Localized evacuations, flash flooding, and landslides are possible if weather conditions prove hazardous.
The inclement weather could trigger localized business, transport, and utility disruptions, rendering some bridges or roadways impassable. Flight disruptions at regional airports and temporary closures of ports are also possible. Seek updated information on road conditions before driving. Confirm flights before checking out of hotels or driving to the airport.