Typhoon No. 2 is expected to approach Okinawa region with strong intensity. Since the typhoon is moving relatively slowly, the impact is expected to continue until around Saturday the 3rd of next month, and it is necessary to be vigilant for storms, high waves, and heavy rain.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon No. 2 is moving northward at a slow speed over the sea south of Okinawa at 3 a.m.
The atmospheric pressure at the center is 965 hPa, the maximum wind speed near the center is 35 m, the maximum instantaneous wind speed is 50 m, and the wind speed of 165 m or more is blowing within 25 km of the center.
The Sakishima Islands of Okinawa are already in a strong wind area with wind speeds of 15 meters or more.
At 3:12 a.m., the maximum instantaneous wind speed of 22 meters was observed on Hateruma Island, and the maximum instantaneous wind speed exceeding 3 meters was observed in various places, such as 21.6 meters at New Ishigaki Airport after 1 a.m. and 20.2 meters at Tonojo Castle in Ishigaki City after 20:6 a.m.
The typhoon will approach the Sakishima Islands from now on, and then it may approach the Sakishima Islands and Okinawa main island region until Saturday, June 3 next month.
In the Okinawa region, the wind is expected to strengthen with the approach of the typhoon and become a storm from today.
The waves are also high on the sea, and today it will be fierce in the Okinawa region, and a large barge is expected in the Amami region of Kagoshima Prefecture.
In the Okinawa region, rain is expected to intensify and locally heavy rain is expected, and depending on the path of the typhoon, there is a risk of warning-level heavy rain until around Saturday, March 3.
The typhoon's relatively slow speed is expected to prolong its impact, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned people to be on the lookout for storms, high waves, and heavy rain.
In addition, the typhoon is expected to approach the Okinawa region and move eastward over the sea south of Japan.
Due to the humid air flowing into the rainy season front from the typhoon, rain will intensify intermittently over the weekend even in the western Japan and east Japan, and heavy rain may occur.
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