Japan braces for Lionrock

People in Japan are bracing for another powerful typhoon that is approaching the main island with violent winds and torrential rain.

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People in Japan are bracing for another powerful typhoon that is approaching the main island with violent winds and torrential rain.

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The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Lionrock is packing winds of more than 160 kilometers per hour near its center. It was moving northeast at a speed of 25 kilometers an hour near the Izu Island chain, south of Tokyo, at 9AM on Monday.

The agency warns that the tropical cyclone will advance toward regions between Kanto, including Tokyo, and northern Japan on Tuesday.

Weather forecasters are urging people to prepare for powerful winds and high waves.

In western Japan, a cold air mass in the upper atmosphere has destabilized the weather in the region, bringing torrential rain.

In Hyogo and Tokushima prefectures, more than 20 millimeters of rain fell in an hour through 9AM, Monday.

Bands of well-developed thunderclouds are expected to slowly move eastward toward the Kinki and Tokai regions through Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency is warning of possible flooding, landslides, tornados and other disturbances.

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