Typhoon Ewiniar Forms Near Philippines; High Alert for Heavy Rainfall Likely Across Japan

The Japan News

A tropical cyclone has developed into Typhoon Ewiniar near the Philippines at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Ewiniar will be likely to approach Minamidaitoujima, Okinawa Prefecture, on Wednesday and the agency is calling for caution.

As of 9:00 p.m. Sunday, it is moving northeastward at a speed of 15kph near the Philippines, with a central atmospheric pressure of 1,000 hectopascals and a maximum wind speed of 20 meters per second near the center, according to the agency.

The stationary front near Japan could be enhanced by Typhoon Ewiniar, causing a warning-level of heavy rainfall over wide area from western to eastern Japan on Tuesday.