Typhoon Faxai Makes Landfall in Japan; Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain and Pounding Surf Continue in Tokyo

Jonathan Belles
Published: September 8, 2019

Typhoon Faxai has made landfall on Japan's Honshu Island and continues to pound Tokyo with damaging winds, heavy rain and battering waves.

Faxai is currently equivalent in strength to a Category 2 hurricane and has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a storm warning, high waves warning and heavy rain warning for southeastern Japan, including Tokyo.

A wind gust to 130 mph has been reported just off the coast of Honshu at Kozushima Island, according to the JMA. A 116-mph gust was clocked in Niijima. Winds have also gusted to 98 mph in Tokyo.

Typhoon Faxai Forecast

Damaging winds are likely across southeastern Honshu, and destructive waves and storm surge will impact Japan's southern and eastern shores.

In addition, 3 to 8 inches of rain is likely in southeastern Honshu, with isolated amounts up to a foot possible. The rain could trigger flooding and landslides.

Additional Rainfall Forecast

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