2016-09-01: Tropical storm Namtheun has developed in the Pacific Ocean and is forecast to hit the prefecture of Okinawa, in particular the islands of Kitadaitojima and Minamidaitojima, as a typhoon overnight Friday (01/02 September, local time). From Friday onwards (02 September), Namtheun is forecast to hit the Kagoshima prefecture.
Beforehand, heavy rainfalls are to be expected, which may cause floods, flash floods and landslides. Due to high winds, storm damage is possible in the areas directly affected by the tropical storm. (Air-)Traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise elevated caution near mountainsides and rivers.