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Typhoon Dolphin on course to hit Japan on Sept. 24-25, bring heavy rain

The predicted path of Typhoon Dolphin as of 6 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2020. (Image from the Japan Meteorological Agency website)

TOKYO -- Typhoon Dolphin, the 12th typhoon of the year, remains on course to hit Japan between Sept. 24 and 25, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced on Sept. 22.

    The agency is warning of stormy weather in western and eastern Japan from Sept. 23 to 25, and is calling on people to be on their guard against rough seas, and the threat of landslides, flooding in low-lying areas and high river levels, as well as strong winds and other unstable weather.

    As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 22, the typhoon was located south of Japan and was slowly heading north. It had a central pressure of 985 hectopascals, with a maximum sustained wind speed near its center of 25 meters per second (90 kilometers per hour), and a maximum wind gust speed of 35 m/s (126 kph).

    Over the 24 hours up until 6 a.m. on Sept. 23, the typhoon is expected to bring up to 120 millimeters of rain to the Izu Islands south of Tokyo, the Tokai region in central Japan, and the Kinki region to the west. In the 24 hours after that, it could lash the Tokai region with up to 200 to 300 millimeters of rain, while the Izu Islands and the Kinki region could receive between 100 and 200 millimeters and the Kanto-Koshin region in eastern Japan could be hit by 100 to 150 millimeters of rain.

    (Mainichi)

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