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Typhoon Hinnamnor brings gale-force winds to Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Typhoon Hinnamnor is re-approaching Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa amid unstable atmospheric circumstances which might be anticipated to result in heavy downpours in western and japanese Japan, the climate company right here stated Thursday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded Typhoon Hinnamnor’s classification to “violent” and warned of gale-force winds and tough seas because the highly effective storm approaches the island.

It stated the hurricane had an atmospheric strain of 920 hectopascals at its middle and was packing winds of as much as 270 kph as of midday on Thursday.

The company stated Hinnamnor, the eleventh Typhoon of the season, was anticipated to maneuver slowly south of Okinawa whereas gaining pressure by way of Friday.

From Saturday by way of Sunday, the hurricane will strategy the Sakishima Islands and Okinawa’s primary island, with wind and gust speeds growing additional, with the JMA warning of wave surges a excessive as 10 meters within the area.

The company additionally stated a climate entrance hitting moist air is resulting in very unstable atmospheric circumstances in large areas of western and japanese Japan.

Along with thunderstorms, the company has warned of heavy downpours and flooding in low-lying areas by way of Saturday.

People within the affected areas have been requested to stay vigilant for landslides, tornadoes, flooding and lightening strikes.