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A disaster warning app asks me whether I want notifications for 警報 or for 注意報 or both.

First I signed up for both, but it sends me notifications about inconsequential things such as air dryness. So I would like to receive notifications only for the most dangerous stuff like powerful typhoons.

Which is most critical? 警報 or 注意報?

Both translate to "warning" in my dictionary.

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In the weather warning context, 警報 is more critical than 注意報. Currently the Met Agency defines three alert levels: 特別警報, 警報, and 注意報, for each translated by them Emergency Warning, Warning, and Advisory. They are usually painted with purple, red, and yellow colors on a map.

Also see: Forecast Services (the JMA site)

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    Some additional information that the OP might find helpful: The Kanji "警" means warn, whereas "注意" means notice. "特別" from "特別警報" in this answer means special. I would assume that a special warning is higher priority than a warning, which in turn is higher priority than a notice. – DaoWen Jan 6 at 19:01
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警 means "Warning" or "caution"; 注意 means "Attention" ;報 means a "report" or "Notice"

I am trying to provide a word-by-word break down to give you more insights, hope it helps :)

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