Sunday, August 14, 2022

Typhoon Aere makes landfall in Japan

A typhoon made landfall in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture on Tuesday, bringing with it torrential downpours and thunder amid unstable atmospheric pressure in the eastern and northern parts of the country, the weather agency said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has warned that Aere could trigger landslides, rough seas, flooding in low-lying areas as rivers breach their banks, as well as warning of thunder and lightning strikes, Xinhua news agency reported.

The slow-moving typhoon that is forecast to be downgraded to an extratropical low-pressure system early on Wednesday, is moving slowly eastward toward western and central parts of Japan, the JMA said.

Typhoon Aere, the weather agency said, had an atmospheric pressure of 1,000 hectopascals at its center and was packing winds up to 90 km per hour, as of 6 a.m.

In the Tokai area, covering Nagoya, 200 mm of rain is projected in the 24 hour period through 6 a.m. Wednesday, while in the Shikoku and Kinki regions, up to 250 mm of rain has been forecast, the JMA said.

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