The large and very strong Typhoon No. 14 is moving northward, rolling parts of the Amami, Tanegashima, and Yakushima regions into its storm zone, and is likely to come very close to Kyushu and make landfall there by tomorrow. The Meteorological Observatory has issued a special storm, wave, and storm surge warning for Kagoshima Prefecture, excluding the Amami region, and MAY issue one for northern Kyushu in the future. A special heavy rainfall warning may also be issued for Oita and Miyazaki prefectures, and the JMA is urging maximum caution. These warnings are likely to be issued for northern Kyushu as well, so extreme caution is required to avoid a large-scale disaster that occurs only once every few decades. Today, heavy rain is expected to fall in Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima prefectures, with 80 millimeters of rain per hour at most. The amount of rainfall in the 24 hours until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow is estimated to be 600 mm in Miyazaki Prefecture, 500 mm in Kagoshima Prefecture, and 80 mm in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures at the most. The amount of rainfall is expected to be as much as 600 millimeters in Miyazaki Prefecture, 500 millimeters in Kagoshima Prefecture, and 400 millimeters in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures.
Public transportation: throughout the region will be strongly affected with many closures.
Weather Warnings: (as of Sep. 18, 8 am) from Meteorological Agency