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China, Japan, Democratic Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea - Tropical Cyclone BAVI update (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CMA, KMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 August 2020)

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  • Tropical Cyclone BAVI continues to move north towards the north-western Korean Peninsula strengthening. On 26 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was over the northern East China Sea, approximately 450 km south-west of the southwestern coast of Jeju Island, with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h.

  • BAVI is forecast to make landfall over the south-western coast of Democratic Republic of Korea, close to the border with north-eastern China on 27 August, with maximum sustained winds up to 165 km/h.

  • Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the western and south-western Korean Peninsula, north-eastern coastal areas of China (including the Shandong Peninsula), and northern Okinawa Islands and southern Kyushu(Japan).

  • In Japan, red wearings for heavy rain have been issued for Okinawa Island and for high waves in Nagasaki Prefecture. In China, a red warning for heavy rain and orange typhoon warnings were issued for Shandong Province. In the Republic of Korea, a typhoon alert is in effect for South Jeolla Province (southern tip of the Korean Peninsula) and for Jeju Island.