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Weather Alert – Typhoon Mawar
May 30, 2023

Location: Japan

Typhoon Mawar (台風2号) continues to track towards Okinawa Prefecture and the greater Kyushu area. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued advisories and warned of the likelihood of hazardous conditions including rough seas, high tides, violent winds, landslides and torrential rain. The JMA notes the typhoon’s slow movement, indicating the potential of extended or prolonged storm-related weather conditions. While Typhoon Mawar will weaken as it approaches the Japanese coastline, rain across Japan is likely all week.

Actions to Take:

U.S. citizens in Okinawa Prefecture and the Kyushu area are encouraged to monitor local news media and follow guidance of prefectural government officials.

Updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency and the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center can be found online.

If evacuating, evacuees are encouraged to adhere to COVID-19 mitigation advice.

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Operations:

At this time, operations at the U.S. Embassy and consulates across Japan remain unaffected.


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