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Tropical Storm “Nari” forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

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Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture.

On July 21, JTWC started tracking an area of low pressure which will become Tropical Storm "Nari." The system continued organizing under favorable conditions and developed into a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC on July 24 when it was located to the west of the Bonin Islands, Japan. It continued organizing and strengthened into a tropical storm Nari early on July 26.

Tropical Storm "Nari" at 06:50 UTC on July 26, 2019. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8

Tropical Storm "Nari" – JTWC forecast track at 15:00 UTC on July 26, 2019

At 15:00 UTC on July 26, the center of Tropical Storm "Nari" was located approximately 500 km (310 miles) SW of Yokosuka and 528 km (328 miles) SW of Tokyo, Japan.

It had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and gusts to 85 km/h (50 mph). Nari was moving NNE at 22 km/h (14 mph) with minimum central pressure of 1 000 hPa.

The system is expected to make landfall early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. 

Tropical Storm "Nari" JMA forecast track at 15:00 UTC on July 26, 2019

Heavy rainfall is expected across eastern Japan and Kinki region through July 28, JMA said. 180 mm (7 inches) of rain are expected in Tokai region, 150 mm (5.9 inches) in Kinki and 100 mm (3.9 inches) in Kanto-Koshin region in 24 hours ending 06:00 JST, July 27. 

JMA calls for caution against landslides, flooding in low-lying areas and swollen rivers, as well as strong winds, rough seas, lightning and tornadoes.

Featured image: Tropical Storm "Nari" at 06:50 UTC on July 26, 2019. Credit: JMA/Himawari-8, CIRA/RAMMB

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