Powerful typhoon forces flights to be cancelled in Japan

Powerful typhoon forces flights to be cancelled in Japan

More than 300 flights have been cancelled as a powerful typhoon headed towards Japan yesterday.

Super Typhoon Chaba is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of Japan and South Korea from today (Tuesday), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned in an updated travel advisory.

Flights were grounded due to the typhoon as Naha airport in the Okinawa capital of Naha remained closed Monday afternoon, according to local reports.

The typhoon, bringing gusts of up to 190mph, is projected to hit Japan’s main island of Honshu later this week and move across the country.

Warnings of flash flooding and landslides have been issued for parts of South Korea and mainland Japan. 

The Met Office said: “The latest forecast track takes Chaba north and then north-east.

“It is likely to pass very close to south-western Japan and South Korea on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 “Japan in particular could see some large rainfall totals with the risk of flooding as Chaba moves along the length of the country during mid-week.”


 

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