Typhoon Soulik Seen Approaching Southern Kyushu


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 from Tuesday evening through night, 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 northwest off the western coast of Kyushu on Wednesday, the agency said.

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

In the 24 hours until 6 p.m. Tuesday (9 a.m. GMT), rainfall of up to 200 milliliters is forecast in the Shikoku western region, 150 milliliters in the Tokai central and Kinki western regions, 120 milliliters in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, and 100 milliliters in southern Kyushu and on the Amami islands.

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