Forecast: Typhoon Noru to hit Kagoshima on 04/05 August, moves further northwards - Japan
Update 2017-08-03: According to current forecasts typhoon Noru will hit the southern parts of Japan overnight Saturday (04/05 August, local time). It will move in northern direction, coming from Kagoshima prefecture, and will finally affect Kyushu island as well as the southern parts of Honshu island. Shikoku island may also be affected. Noru is expected to bring maximum sustained winds of about 170 km/h; wind gusts could reach more than 200 km/h (equivalent to a category 2 hurricane).
The Typhoon can cause uprooting of trees and damage roofing material. A storm tide of up to 2.5 meter above average is possible. Due to heavy rainfalls and rise of water level, coastal flooding and local inland flooding (and landslides) can be expected. Inhabitants of coastal regions and low-lying areas are advised to take shelter. JTWC
2017-08-02: Typhoon Noru developed over the Northwest Pacific, which is forecast to hit Kagoshima Prefecture, in south-western Japan, overnight Saturday (04/05 August).
Heavy rainfalls are to be expected beforehand, which may cause floods, flash floods and landslides. Due to very high high winds, storm damage is to be expected in the areas directly affected by the storm. (Air-)Traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise elevated caution near mountainsides and rivers. JTWC