Japan holds its breath as two strong weather systems advance

At this time, two strong weather systems are bearing down on western Japan from different directions. Weather experts are warning people to prepare for a strong typhoon heading toward the southwestern island of Kyushu, while at the same time, a severe tropical storm is expected to hit western Japan in the coming days.

Typhoon Maysak has been gathering force, and will likely approach northern Kyushu this evening. The island is already being buffeted by strong winds. Meanwhile, the meteorological agency is urging people to prepare for severe tropical storm Haishen, approaching the western part of the country over the Pacific.

Nhk.or.jp reports that the storm could bring record rainfall and powerful gusts of wind.


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