Japan - Tropical Cycloine HAGIBIS update (DG ECHO, GDACS, JTWC, JMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 October 2019)

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  • Tropical Cyclone HAGIBIS is moving north-northeast over the Philippine Sea towards Japan. On 11 October its centre was approximately 900 km south of Greater Tokyo Area and 650 km west-southwest of Hachijo Island (Izu Archipelago), with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h.

  • HAGIBIS is expected to pass over northern Izu Archipelago, making landfall over the Greater Tokyo Area on the morning of 12 October, with maximum sustained winds between 150-170 km/h.

  • Flight and rail service interruptions have been announced for the Greater Tokyo Area, while emergency response teams have been already mobilised.

  • Red warnings for high waves have been issued for eastern coast of Honshu (from Kagoshima to Tokyo), as well as for Amami, Izu, and Ogasawara archipelagos.

  • Heavy rain will persist over most of Japan on 12 October.