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Typhoon Khanun makes sluggish strategy to Japan's Kyushu island

TOKYO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Typhoon Khanun moved in a northerly route on Wednesday, taking southwestern Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture into its storm zone, because it slowly approached the nation’s principal island of Kyushu.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) mentioned as of two p.m. native time, the storm was situated roughly 140 km west of Makurazaki City in Kagoshima, with a central atmospheric stress of 975 hectopascals and packing winds of as much as 144 km per hour.

Khanun’s comparatively sluggish advance might trigger mudslides, floods and robust winds whereas bands of heavy rain clouds might develop within the Amami area on Wednesday and in northern Kyushu till Thursday, mentioned the JMA.

Rainfall within the 24 hours till Thursday midday is forecast to be as much as 300 mm in Kyushu and Shikoku, as much as 200 mm in Tokai and Kinki, and as much as 150 mm within the Amami area and Chugoku, in response to the climate company.

Wide areas spanning western by way of jap Japan on the Pacific coast are anticipated to obtain record-breaking rainfall for August by way of round Friday, it added.

According to Kyushu Electric Power Co., about 17,630 households in Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures had been affected by energy outages as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday.