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Tropical Storm Aere is moving toward the Amami Islands and Okinawa

Tropical Storm Aere is moving toward the Amami Islands and Okinawa

Tropical Storm Aere is moving toward the Amami Islands and Okinawa

Tropical Storm Aere is moving toward the Amami Islands

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  • Aere is 110 kilometers east of Naha City in Okinawa Prefecture and moving northwest at 30 kilometers per hour.
  • The storm may approach the southern main island of Kyushu on Monday or later.
  • Torrential rains forecast for Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures until Sunday.
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Late on Saturday, tropical storm Aere is to pass; closest to the Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami Islands; and the main island of Okinawa. Aere was 110 kilometres east of Naha City in Okinawa Prefecture as of 6 p.m. on Saturday; according to the Japan Meteorological Agency; and was moving northwest at a speed of 30 kph. The storm had a 994 hectopascal central pressure. With gusts of 126 kilometres per hour close to its core; it had a maximum wind speed of roughly 83 kilometres per hour. Within 440 kilometres to the east and 220 kilometres to the west of the centre; strong winds gusting over 54 kilometres per hour were blowing. On Monday or later, the storm might make its way; toward Kyushu’s southernmost main island.

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Up to 70 millimetres of rain per hour could fall on the main island of Okinawa; according to official forecasts for the prefectures of Okinawa and Kagoshima. Through Sunday evening, up to 200 millimetres of rain are to fall; in the area in a 24-hour period.  Depending on how it develops, the typhoon can produce strong winds. Around the main island of Okinawa and the Amami Islands; there will be rough seas with waves reaching a height of six metres. High waves, landslides, powerful winds, floods of low-lying areas, swollen rivers, lightning strikes; and sudden gusts of wind are among the dangers that weather officials are cautioning people about.

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