14 July 2014


from: http://fukuoka-now.com/news/typhoon-number-8-update-for-fukuoka/

Typhoon Number 8 Update for Fukuoka

    • Jul. 9, 2014, 11:37
    Strong typhoon “Typhoon Number 8” is moving north from the East China Sea at a speed of 20km/h. Heavy rains and lightning are expected for the whole Fukuoka area from this evening, and into tomorrow morning. Fukuoka, Kitakyushu and Chikugo residents are warned to be careful of violent winds today, and big waves in Fukuoka this afternoon. Parts of Fukuoka may experience strong winds of 15m/s this afternoon, and the Chikugo area is expected to experience violent winds of 25m/s by tomorrow noon (7/10). The Fukuoka City Board of Education announced the closure of 143 elementary schools, 69 junior high schools and 7 kindergartens for this afternoon and all of tomorrow (7/10). It is recommended to monitor weather reports regularly. Recommended website (Weather Warnings/Advsories – Japan Metrological Agency) http://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/index.html