Typhoon No. 14 (Nan Madol) landed near Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture at around 19:00 on Sunday, September 18th. From now on, the typhoon is expected to change its course to the east and cross the Japanese archipelago tomorrow from 19th (Monday) to 20th (Tuesday). Let’s prepare for disaster prevention in the area while paying attention to the course of the typhoon. Pay attention to the occurrence of linear rain belts in the Kinki region as well.
Typhoon No. 14 Especially heavy rain forecast for Miyazaki
A large and very strong typhoon No. 14 landed near Kagoshima City around 7:00 pm on the 18th. On the same day, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an emergency heavy rain warning for Miyazaki Prefecture, saying that the possibility of record-breaking heavy rain had increased due to an approaching typhoon. The Especially heavy rain is equivalent to level 5, the highest of the five warning levels. On the 17th, a special typhoon warning was issued for Kagoshima Prefecture, calling for vigilance against storms, storm surges and high waves.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the central atmospheric pressure at the time of landfall was 935 hectopascals, the fourth lowest since 1951 when statistics are available. After traversing Kyushu, it is expected to change course to the east and proceed northeast around Honshu around the 20th.
Just after 4:00 pm on the 18th, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued “weather information on notable heavy rain,” stating that a linear rain belt had occurred in the northern part of Miyazaki Prefecture.
Typhoon No. 14 Planned suspension of Sanyo Shinkansen between Hiroshima and Hakata on the 19th
Typhoon No. 14 Limited express trains arriving and departing in the Keihanshin area are also scheduled to be suspended from the morning of the same day.
18 Sept. Japan Airlines cancel about 300 flights and mainly from Kyushu. All Nippon Airways also decided to cancel about 300 flights on the 19th.
On the 18th, the government held a ministerial meeting on Typhoon No. 14 at the prime minister’s official residence. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said, “I want you to take the initiative in responding to the situation in order to ensure the safety and security of the people.”
As of 8:00 pm on the 18th, Typhoon No. 14 was moving northward at a speed of about 20 kilometers per hour near Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The central pressure is 935 hectopascals, the maximum wind speed near the center is 45 meters, and the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 65 meters.
As of 7:00 pm on the 18th, the maximum instantaneous wind speed was 48.1 meters in Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, 43.5 meters in Onoma, Yakushima Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, and 41.1 meters in Kobayashi City, Miyazaki Prefecture. All of them have updated the first place in observation history. In Miyazaki Prefecture, rainfall exceeded 500 mm in 24 hours at several observation points, including Miyakonojo City, until the night of the 18th.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the maximum wind speed (maximum instantaneous wind speed) expected on the 19th will be 45 meters (60 meters) in northern Kyushu, 40 meters (60 meters) in southern Kyushu, Chugoku, 30 meters (45 meters) in Shikoku and Kinki, and 30 meters (45 meters) in Hokuriku. , Tokai 25 meters (35 meters).
Expected rainfall for 24 hours until 6:00 pm on the 19th is heavy: Shikoku 500mm, southern Kyushu, northern Kyushu 400mm, Tokai 300mm, Chugoku, Kinki 250mm, Kanto Koshin 200mm.
Due to the approach of Typhoon No. 14, some transportation services in Niigata Prefecture will be canceled on the 19th.
Sado Kisen has decided to cancel 3 car ferries and 5 Jetfoil flights between Niigata and Ryotsu, and 2 Jetfoil flights between Naoetsu and Ogi. Shin Nihonkai Ferry will cancel two flights, including one between Niigata and Otaru.
All Nippon Airways will cancel 4 Niigata-Fukuoka flights, and JAL will cancel 4 Niigata-Osaka (Itami) flights and 2 Niigata-Kobe flights.
Also, for Typhoon No. 14 from 3:00 pm on the 19th, Niigata City will open voluntary evacuation centers in a total of 22 locations, including ward offices and branch offices.
Shin Nihonkai Ferry has already decided to cancel one flight on the 20th, when it will be closest to the prefecture. Other modes of transport may also be affected.
Due to the effects of Typhoon No. 14 and the front heading north, there is a risk of heavy rain in Hokkaido from the 19th, and the meteorological observatory is calling for caution.
Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, Nishi Mineo, Forecast Division Manager: “Please pay close attention to landslides caused by heavy rain from the 19th to the 21st, flooding of low-lying land, and flooding of rivers.”
According to the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, Typhoon No. 14 is likely to approach Hokkaido from the 20th to the 21st. Due to this effect, the front has already stopped near Hokkaido, and it is possible that there will be warning-level heavy rain and storms in the future.
The 24-hour rainfall until noon on the 19th is expected to be 80mm on the Pacific side and the southern part of the Sea of Japan, 100mm to 200mm on the Pacific side by noon on the 20th, and 100mm to 150mm on the Sea of Japan and Sea of Okhotsk sides.
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