TOKYO (Reuters) – Storm Nanmadol bore down on Japan’s southernmost important island of Kyushu on Sunday with the Japan Meteorological Company (JMA)warning of gales and excessive waves “like by no means skilled earlier than”.
The 14th storm of the season, labeled as a brilliant storm by the U.S. Navy’s Joint Storm Warning Heart, may carry file rainfall, the JMA stated, warning of the danger of rivers overflowing and landslides.
Southern Kyushu may obtain 500 mm (20 inches) of rain and wind gusts of as much as 250 km per hour (155 miles per hour) on Sunday, whereas the central Tokai area may see 300 mm (12 inches) of rain, the company forecast.
Railway operators have cancelled trains within the area with comfort retailer chain Seven-Eleven Japan quickly shutting round 950 shops.
The storm is forecast to curve east and go over Japan’s important island of Honshu early subsequent week earlier than shifting out to sea by Wednesday.