26 Aug '12, 12pm

Powerful typhoon hits southern Japan

Powerful typhoon hits southern Japan

TOKYO: One of the most powerful typhoons in decades hit Japan's Okinawa on Sunday, with meteorologists warning it could bring record rain and wind to the southern region and waves of up to 13 metres (43 feet). Typhoon Bolaven, packing winds of up to 252 kilometres (157 miles) per hour, was some 90 kilometres east of Okinawa's capital Naha, slowly moving north-northwest, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. "As the typhoon is moving slowly, violent winds are expected to continue for many hours on the Okinawa main island," the agency said, also warning of 13-metre waves through Monday. The atmospheric pressure of the typhoon indicated it was one of the strongest since the weather agency started taking records about 60 years ago, local media said. Residents of Naha city were being advised to stay indoors as public broadcaster NHK showed footage of deserted streets lined with...

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