Typhoon Mindulle is approaching the coast of Japan. Exceptionally high waves are already being observed in some coastal regions. The element is also to bring gusty wind and rainfall, which in some places can reach up to 150 liters of water per square meter.
Tokyo is gearing up for the fierce weather of the impending typhoon Mindulle. According to forecasts, it will bring gusty winds and heavy rainfall to Japan on Friday. Exceptionally high waves were recorded in the region already on Thursday.
Mindulle means “dandelion” in Korean. The element was for a short time a typhoon of the highest – fifth category. While the first forecasts said it would grow stronger again as it moved closer to Japan, it turns out that this is not the case. Currently, meteorologists believe it will remain a Category 2 tropical storm.
Heavy rainfall is forecasted
The typhoon is unlikely to come ashore, but it can be dangerous when it passes along the Japanese coast.
Already on Thursday, extremely high waves were observed on the coast of the island of Hachijo-jima, about 300 kilometers from the Japanese capital.
Japan Meteorological Agency issued warnings. Rainfall of 100-150 liters of water per square meter is forecast in the Tokyo area by Saturday morning. The most intense rainfall is expected to occur on the Izu peninsula. The authorities warned that due to the weather, significant traffic difficulties could arise.
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