The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a special warning for storms, waves and tsunamis in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, southwestern Japan, where a super-strong typhoon Nanmadol is expected to make landfall on the night of the 18th.

This morning, the central pressure of Nan Madol was 920 hPa, and the maximum wind speed near the center reached 50 m/s, and the maximum instantaneous wind speed reached 70 m/s.

After Japan introduced the typhoon special warning system in 2013, a special warning was issued for Okinawa once each in 2014 and 2016.

The Japan Meteorological Agency called for the highest level of alert, calling it "a dangerous typhoon that has never been experienced before."