Super Typhoon Hinnamnor Weakens, Lashes Daitojima Islands

Super Typhoon Hinnamnor lashed out on another small island group of Japan, today in Daitojima Islands. Record observations were measured in the small islands inside the storm’s eyewall. Kitadaito Airport recorded pressure of 963.8 millibars. The airport also tallied 10-minute sustained winds of 135 kph with gusts reaching up to 174 kph.

 

 Local authorities and residents are preparing for the upcoming storm. The Governor of the Okinawa Prefecture told citizens to evacuate and avoid unnecessary travel. JMA warns the storm could topple houses as it passes the islands in the coming days.

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Okinawa supermarkets with empty shelves as residents prepares for Hinnamnor

Current Information:

The 22:00 JST update of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) estimates the storm to be 24.7°N 127.7°E or about 168 kilometers (104 miles) south of Naha City, Okinawa Main Island. The storm packs 10-minute winds of 185 kph (100 kt / 115 mph) with gusts reaching up to 260 kph (140 kt / 160 mph.) Minimum central pressure is at 935 millibars and the storm is moving west-southwest at a speed of 20 kph.

For more detailed information, see our latest forecast video.

 

Current Warnings:

Storm Warning

  • Okinawa Main Island
  • Kume Jima
  • Daito Jima Region
  • Miyako Jima Region
  • Ishigaki Jima Region

High Wave Warning

  • Okinawa Main Island
  • Kume Jima

 

JMA notes high probability of Miyako Jima and Ishigaki Jima Regions to be under High Wave Warning.

 

High Wave Advisory

  • Okinawa Prefecture 
    • Daito Jima Region
    • Yonaguni Jima Region
  • Plain Area of Miyazaki Prefecture 
  • Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Osumi Region
    • Tanegashima Yakushima Region
    •  Amami Region

Storm Surge Advisory

  • Okinawa Main Island

 

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) also notes the possibility of hoisting warning signals in the Extreme Northern Luzon due to proximity to the storm.

The latest warning information can be found on the JMA site and PAGASA site respectively.

Storm Hazards

Strong winds and waves are the main concern raised by the JMA to the residents of the Ryukyu Islands. Winds of 95 kph (60 mph) with higher gusts are forecast on Thursday; waves as high as 8 meters (26 feet) are also expected in the Okinawa Main Island. Rain of 50 to 100 millimeters are forecast in the southern Ryukyus.

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