Powerful Typhoon Hinnamnor may approach the Kyushu region on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, while warning of high waves, strong wind gusts and mudslides.
The typhoon was moving slowly north over the East China Sea after passing between Ishigaki and Miyako islands in Okinawa Prefecture, the agency said Sunday.
An evacuation advisory was issued on Saturday for 109,500 residents of Ishigaki, Miyako and other areas in Okinawa, as wind speeds of over 72 kilometers per hour and rainfall of 64 millimeters in an hour were recorded in some areas of the prefecture.
The agency said residents of eastern and western Japan should also remain on alert for heavy rain and related mudslides and floods.
According to a forecast for the 24 hours through Monday at noon, 180 mm of rain is expected in Okinawa and the southern part of Kyushu and the Amami Islands region, 150 mm in Shikoku and 120 mm in the northern part of Kyushu.
As of noon Sunday, Hinnamnor was located around 190 km north-northwest of Miyako Island. It was packing winds of up to 216 kph and moving north at about 15 kph, the agency said.