A slow-moving typhoon is expected to make landfall on Japan’s southwestern main island of Kyushu on Tuesday, possibly causing landslides and flooding, the weather agency said Monday.
Typhoon Aere was moving north in the East China Sea on Monday, but is expected to move eastward, possibly bringing torrential rains to Kyushu and other western parts of the country through Wednesday, according to the report. ‘Japan Meteorological Agency.
In Kyushu, the city government of Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture has urged more than 16,000 people to evacuate due to increased risk of landslides, although no damage was reported in the city caused by heavy rain in the morning.
The typhoon had an atmospheric pressure of 996 hectopascals at its center and was blowing winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour Monday noon, the agency said.
Up to 200 millimeters of rain is forecast in the 24 hours through Tuesday morning in southern Kyushu and Shikoku.