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Typhoon #13 – Sinlaku

After a quick trip to China, it seems that Typhoon #13 (Asian name Sinlaku) has finally made up its mind to come to Japan (and it probably hasn’t got us any omiyage, either, the cheapskate). While its brief stint out west may have taken it on a neat curve around Okinawa, the it’s an exciting time for anyone on the south coast of Japan.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency Website, the Typhoon #13 is set to arrive in Shikoku at around midnight tonight. Here in Tokushima we shouldn’t be too close to the very centre of the storm, but we won’t be far enough away to avoid a beating, either.

Needless to say, stay indoors whenever possible and take all precautions if you absolutely must travel outside. Stay away from rivers and coastal areas as well, as the seas will be pretty high and flooding a distinct possibility.

But, the good news is that the storm shouldn’t be around for too long. The worst of it should be over during the night, and we should be back to clear skies and sunshine, or at the least, cloudy skies and non-life-threatening rain, later on tomorrow


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