Typhoon Cimaron Likely to Make Landfall in Western Japan Thurs.


Tokyo, Aug. 22 (Jiji Press)--Strong Typhoon Cimaron, the 20th typhoon of the year, was approaching western Japan on Wednesday and is expected to make landfall on the Kii Peninsula or the Shikoku region Thursday afternoon, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Soulik, the 19th of the year, was moving northwest after moving through waters north of Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan.

The agency called for vigilance against landslides and floods, as total rainfall from the twin typhoons could exceed 1,000 millimeters on the Pacific coast of the Kii Peninsula through the Kyushu southwestern region.

Maximum rainfall in the 24 hours through 6 p.m. Thursday (9 a.m. GMT) is forecast to reach 300 millimeters in the Tokai central and Shikoku regions and 250 millimeters in the Kinki western region.

In the following 24 hours, rainfall is forecast at up to 600-800 millimeters in Shikoku, up to 400-600 millimeters in Kinki, up to 300-500 millimeters in Tokai, up to 200-300 millimeters in the Koshin central region and up to 100-200 millimeters in the Hokuriku central, Kanto eastern and Chugoku western regions.

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