Typhoon Faxai Is Expected To Land Kanto Region

Typhoon Faxai is expected to land Kanto region

Japanese weather officials say Typhoon Faxai is expected to make landfall in the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo, or Shizuoka Prefecture by Monday noon.

It was over waters 130 kilometers south of Hachijo Island in the Izu Islands at noon on Sunday. It is moving northwest at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

It has an atmospheric pressure of 960 hectopascals at its center, and is packing winds up to 144 kilometers per hour and a gust up to 216 kilometers.

Winds of more than 90 kilometers per hour are blowing within a 90 kilometers radius from its center.

Faxai is expected to move north near the Izu Islands approaching close to the Kanto region and Shizuoka Prefecture Sunday evening through Monday noon.

Weather officials warn that winds and rain rapidly intensify as the typhoon approaches.

Fierce winds are expected in the Izu Islands, the Kanto region, Shizuoka Prefecture and the Tohoku region.

The expected maximum sustained winds through Monday will be 144 kilometers per hour in the Kanto region, Shizuoka Prefecture and the Izu Islands, 108 kilometers in the Tohoku region.

Very rough seas are expected with waves reaching 10 meters near the Izu Islands, 9 meters in the Kanto region and Shizuoka Prefecture, and 7 meters in the Tohoku region.

Local torrential rain of more than 80 millimeters per hour may fall until early Monday morning.

Over the 24 hours until Monday noon, rainfall of 300 millimeters can be expected in some areas of the Kanto, Koshin regions and Shizuoka Prefecture, and 200 millimeters in the Izu Islands.

Weather officials warn people in the typhoon's path to brace for strong winds, heavy rain and high waves.

They urge people to be ready and evacuate, if needed, before the typhoon hits.