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14 Aug 2018 | 11:56 AM UTC

Japan: Typhoon Leepi to make landfall in Kyushu August 14 or 15

Japan News Alert

Typhoon Leepi to strike Kyushu island on the night of August 14 or morning of August 15; wind and surf warnings issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Japan, Shikoku


Typhoon Leepi is nearing the southern island of Kyushu (largest city: Fukuoka), with landfall expected on the night of August 14 or the morning of August 15. Leepi will bringing winds and heavy rain - up to 20 cm (8in) in southern Kyushu and 12 cm (5in) in the Shikoku region. Authorities have issued wind and wave alerts for northern and southern Kyushu, warning further that there is a significant risk of landslides, flooding, lightning strikes, and tornadoes.


Leepi is the 15th typhoon of the season. In Japan, the typhoon season runs from June 1 to November 30, with most storms occurring between July and October.


Individuals present in Kyushu are advised to monitor weather updates provided in real-time by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities, minimize nonessential outdoor activities, and anticipate temporary disruptions to transportation, communications, and power supply.


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