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Typhoon Yun-yeung feared to make landfall in Japan on Friday

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Typhoon Yun-yeung is approaching central and japanese Japan and is predicted to make landfall Friday afternoon, based on the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The climate company mentioned that as of three:00 a.m. native time on Friday, Yun-yeung was located over Pacific waters 170 km southeast of Wakayama Prefecture and shifting north at a velocity of about 15 km per hour.

Rain is intensifying in japanese areas alongside the Pacific, with Kozushima Island of the Izu Islands reporting a downpour of 136.5 mm in six hours by way of 5:00 a.m. native time, mentioned the JMA.

Thunderstorms are forecast for the central area of Tokai by way of Friday evening and the japanese area of Kanto-Koshin and the northeastern area of Tohoku by way of Saturday, it added, warning that these areas may see as much as 250 mm of rain within the subsequent 24 hours alone.

The JMA referred to as on individuals to be careful for mudslides, flooding in low-lying areas and swollen rivers, with mudslide alerts having already been issued within the Izu Islands and in Chiba Prefecture.