Typhoon Hinnamnor heading north over waters off Japan's Kyushu region

A large, powerful typhoon is heading north over waters off the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu.

Japanese weather officials say that, as of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Typhoon Hinnamnor was moving north-northeast over waters off Nagasaki Prefecture's Tsushima City at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour.

The typhoon has a central atmospheric pressure of 965 hectopascals. Winds of more than 120 kilometers per hour are blowing near its center. Peak gusts are reaching 180 kilometers per hour.

The storm dumped heavy rain on the region. Seventy millimeters of rain was recorded in Oita Prefecture's Saiki City in the one-hour period through 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Officials warn that bands of heavy rain clouds may form in the morning over northern Kyushu and Yamaguchi Prefecture.

In the 24-hour period through Tuesday night, up to 300 millimeters of rain is expected in Shikoku, 200 millimeters is likely to fall in southern and northern Kyushu, and 180 millimeters is forecast for both Kinki and Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Tokai and Chugoku regions are expected to get up to 120 millimeters.

Weather officials are urging people to watch out for violent winds, high waves, storm surges, landslides, floods in low-lying areas, swollen rivers, lightning and tornadoes.