Typhoon Soulik Seen Approaching Southern Kyushu

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Tokyo, Aug. 20 (Jiji Press)--Strong Typhoon Soulik is forecast to approach the southern part of the Kyushu southwestern Japan region and the Amami islands on Tuesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday.

The agency called for strong caution over heavy rain, high tides and powerful winds from this year's 19th typhoon.

The typhoon is expected to head north off the coast of western Kyushu on Wednesday, the agency said.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Cimaron, the 20th typhoon of the year, may move close to or make landfall in eastern or western Japan from Thursday to Friday, the agency said. It may then proceed to the Tohoku northeastern region and the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido depending on its route.

In the 24 hours until 6 a.m. Tuesday (9 p.m. Monday GMT), rainfall of up to 180 milliliters is forecast in the Tokai central region and 150 milliliters in the Shikoku and Kinki western regions.

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