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Japan, Korea - Tropical Cyclone CHANTHU, update (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, KMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 16 September 2021)

  • Tropical Cyclone CHANTHU is moving north-eastwards over the East China Sea, and on 16 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 330 km south-west of Juju Island (southern South Korea), and 410 km south-west of Goto Islands (southern Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.

  • In the early morning of 17 September, CHANTHU is forecast to pass south of Jeju Island, and later make landfall in an area north-west of Kyushu Island (southern Japan), with maximum sustained winds between 90-100 km/h.

  • Media report that emergency preparedness teams have been deployed in Jeju island.

  • On 16-17 September, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over southern South Korea and southern Japan.