Japan - Tropical storm AERE, update (GDACS, JMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 July 2022)

  • After passing over Okinawa Islands (southern Japan) on 2 July, with maximum sustained winds between 74-83 km/h, AERE is moving north-east over the East China Sea, towards Kyushu Island (Japan). On 4 July at 0.00 UTC, its center was located about 290 km south-west of Kagoshima City (south-east tip of Kyushu), with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).

  • In Okinawa, media report that at least two people were injured, while several rivers reached flood warning levels.

  • AERE is forecast to make landfall in the early morning of 5 July, in an area close to Nagasaki City (south-west Kyushu), with maximum sustained winds up 55 km/h. On 5-6 July it is expected to move north-eastwards over southern and central Japan as a tropical depression.

  • Red warnings for landslides have been issued for south-eastern Kyushu, as heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over the island on 4-5 July.