Typhoon 200705 (USAGI) Typhoon Name = (USAGI) : Lepus; rabbit [Japan]

2007-08-02 18:15 JST

Typhoon USAGI made landfall at Hyuga city in Miyazaki Prefecture before 18 JST. The clouds around the center seems to be extremely active, and the amount of precipitation at Oita and Miyazaki Prefecture is increasing rapidly for these few hours, according to AMeRAS. It is important to monitor the latest status of rainfall using Real-time Radar. The level of rivers can be checked at Realtime disaster information of rivers.

2007-08-02 12:30 JST

On the approaching of Typhoon USAGI, Kyushu and Shikoku is now entering into the area of 50kt winds or more. A small and strong typhoon like this may bring heavy rains and strong winds abruptly when the center is getting closer to the place, so please be aware of the movement of the typhoon. It is gradually weakening, and the eye is not clearly visible now, but thick clouds around the typhoon are already bringing heavy rains in Kyushu and Shikoku (Reference : AMeRAS).

2007-08-01 18:00 JST

Typhoon USAGI has the bright, clear eye in the center, and is still relatively small but well-developed. It keeps moving northwestward for the past hours, but it will gradually change its direction from north to northeast, and the turning point is the key to decide which area will be affected by the typhoon.

2007-08-01 01:45 JST

In the first place, we are sorry for the inconvenience of users due to the system trouble for two days, which happened just in the middle of a period when Typhoon USAGI is approaching Japan. The forecast of Typhoon USAGI has also changed for these two days. Two days ago, it was forecast to pass near Ogasawara Islands to off the coast of Kanto Region, but now it is expected to move to Kyushu Region. The typhoon is gradually intensifying to reach its peak intensity.

2007-07-29 16:15 JST

Typhoon USAGI was formed near Mariana Islands. According to forecast by Japan Meteorological Agency and others, Ogasawara Islands are expected to be affected first by the typhoon. This typhoon is a small-sized typhoon whose clouds are concentrated in the center. This is different from the previous Typhoon Man-Yi. By the way, services related to visible imagery has been stopped for a few days due to troubles at the data source. Because the data distribution system of visible imagery is still not stable, the service may stop without notice for the time being. We appreciate your understanding.

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