The fifth typhoon of 2017 is moving slowly towards Kyushu island. The storm has been active for over two weeks, which is a very long life for a storm and its barometric pressure is estimated at a very low level of 940 hPa, which is an indication the storm’s strength. The Fukuoka area is expected to feel the worst of the storm on the morning of Monday, August 7. As the strength and path of the storm are subject to change, we suggest you keep tabs on the storm via local Japanese media and monitor the Japan Meteorological Agency’s website (English): http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/170524d.html. All residents of southwestern Japan are advised to prepare for the storm. Fukuoka Now will post updates should transportation or other services be cancelled due to the storm.
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