Japan - Tropical Cyclone BUALOI update (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 October 2019)

  • Tropical Cyclone BUALOI is moving north over the northern Philippine Sea, approaching Ogasawara Islands(south-eastern Japan) with maximum sustained winds of 222 km/h. On 23 October at 0.00 its centre was approximately 290 km south of the inhabited island of Iwo Jima.

  • BUALOI is expected to impact the Ogasawara Islands on 25-26 October. Thereafter, BUALOI is forecast to weaken, as it moves north-east over the northern Philippine Sea.

  • Advisories for high waves, strong winds and thunderstorms have been issued on 23 October for Ogasawara. Heavy rainfall is forecast over Ogasawara on 23-24 October, and over central Japan on 24-25 October.