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Typhoon Mitag expected to come close to northern Kyushu late on Oct. 2: JMA

The forecasted path of Typhoon Mitag as of 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2019. (Image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website)

TOKYO -- Typhoon Mitag is expected to come close to northern Kyushu in southwestern Japan late on Oct. 2, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The typhoon, this year's 18th, will likely bring strong winds to northern Kyushu between late on Oct. 2 and the morning of Oct. 3, and could bring heavy rain to western Japan through Oct. 3, according to the agency.

The JMA is also warning of landslides, floods in low-lying areas, swollen rivers and high waves in areas to be affected by the storm.

As of 3 p.m. on Oct. 2, the typhoon was over the Yellow Sea between continental China and the Korean Peninsula and moving north-northeast at 30 kilometers per hour.

The atmospheric pressure at its center was 985 hectopascals and it is packing winds up to 25 meters per second (90 kilometers per hour). The maximum instantaneous wind speed was 35 m/s (126 kph). The sea around northern Kyushu is extremely rough.

(The Mainichi)

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