Rare ‘special warning’ issued as violent typhoon makes landfall in Japan

Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in south-western Japan on Sunday night. It was packing gusts of up to almost 150mph and had already dumped 500mm of rain in less than 24 hours. At least 20,000 people spent the night in shelters in Kyushu’s Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, where the JMA has issued a rare “special warning” – an alert that is issued only when it forecasts conditions seen once in decades. Japan is now in typhoon season and faces 20 such storms a year.

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