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Typhoon Muifa brings torrential rain, gale-force winds to Okinawa islands

TOKYO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Typhoon Muifa has introduced heavy downpours and gale-force winds to islands within the southwest of Japan’s Okinawa, Japan’s climate company mentioned Monday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), as of 11 a.m. native time, Typhoon Muifa was over waters 30 kilometers south of Ishigaki Island with an atmospheric stress of 955 hectopascals at its middle and most wind speeds of as much as 216 kilometers per hour.

The JMA, together with warning residents within the hurricane’s path to stay vigilant for landslides and rivers breaching their banks, additionally mentioned the hurricane is packing winds sturdy sufficient to break if not topple houses.

The slow-moving hurricane, the twelfth of the season, is anticipated to proceed to carry extreme climate circumstances to the Sakishima Islands by way of Wednesday because it strikes northward, the JMA mentioned.

On Hateruma Island, within the 24 hours by way of 9 a.m. native time on Monday, a file 352.5 millimeters of rainfall was recorded.

Up to 70 millimeters of rainfall per hour is anticipated within the Sakishima Islands on Monday, whereas 42 millimeters of rainfall per hour is anticipated to hit Ishigaki, the company mentioned.

The JMA mentioned the atmospheric stress is extraordinarily unstable on account of the hurricane and whereas wind speeds might lower to 72 to 108 kilometers per hour on Wednesday, Okinawa might see as a lot as 300 millimeters of rainfall within the 24-hour interval by way of midday on Tuesday.

In the 24-hour interval although midday on Wednesday, in the meantime, 50 to 100 millimeters of rain is anticipated, the climate company mentioned.

The highly effective hurricane has brought about disruption to transportation providers within the area, with Japan’s two prime carriers Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways canceling flights to and from the favored vacationer locations of Miyako and Ishigaki islands.