Typhoon Jongdari made landfall on Honshu near Ise in the Mie Prefecture on Saturday. The maximum sustained wind speed was 80 m.p.h. (130 km/h) at the time of landfall. Jongdari weakened to a tropical storm after the center moved over Honshu. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Jongdari was located at latitude 34.7°N and longitude 135.0°E which put it about 20 miles (30 km) southwest of Kobe, Japan. Jongdari was moving toward the west-northwest at 25 m.p.h. (40 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. (110 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 85 m.p.h. (135 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 980 mb.
The center of Typhoon Jongdari made landfall in the Mie Prefecture on Honshu near Ise and Toba. Jongdari then moved west-northwest near Matsusaka and Tsu. It passed near Nara and Osaka before moving to its current position southwest of Kobe. Typhoon Jongdari brought gusty winds and it dropped locally heavy rain over parts of the Mie, Nara, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo Prefectures. The ground in some of those places is very moist from recent rains and flash flooding could occur if more heavy rain falls. The relatively rapid movement of Tropical Storm Jongdari will help to reduce the amount of rain that falls over specific locations.
Tropical Storm Jongdari will continue to weaken as it moves over western Honshu and northern Kyushu. Jongdari is moving around the northern side of an upper level low south of Japan. The upper level low will steer Tropical Storm Jongdari quickly to the west during the next 12 hours. Jongdari will move southwest on Sunday when it moves around the northwestern part of the upper low. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Jongdari will move near Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Kitakyushu and Fukuoka. The tropical storm will continue to drop locally heavy rain while it weakens over western Japan.