Typhoon Lan, with heavy rain and devastating winds, is expected to hit the southern part of Japan on Sunday, October 22, when the country will hold parliamentary elections.
Typhoon of the 1st category, which is currently located east of the Philippines and is heading north, is expected to gain strength in the coming days. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, on Sunday it will be located about 200 km south of the southern island of Okinawa.
It is expected that in the chain of Nansai islands located in the Pacific western and eastern parts of Japan, heavy rains will befall October 21-23, and heavy rains in some areas.
Most likely, the typhoon will strengthen to the third category, but it will weaken again by the time it hits Tokyo, presumably on Monday.
Due to the expected worsening of weather conditions, Okinawa authorities decided to postpone the voting date on Saturday in some remote islands.