Typhoon Mitag is moving northward over waters around the Yaeyama Islands in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, hitting them with violent winds.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says that as of 8 p.m. on Monday, Mitag was moving 40 kilometers south of Yonaguni Island at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.
Weather officials in Japan are warning of violent winds and rough seas as Typhoon Mitag is expected to come close to the Sakishima Islands in the southern prefecture of Okinawa on Monday night.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says that as of noon on Monday, Mitag was moving northwest over waters south of Okinawa's Yonaguni Island at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
Typhoon Tapah is coming close to Japan's southern island prefecture of Okinawa, bringing fierce winds and high waves. Rain is expected across wide areas of the country through Monday. Maximum sustained winds from the storm have reached 126 kilometers per hour.
The Meteorological Agency says Tapah is moving over waters about 100 kilometers southwest of Kume Island.
A powerful typhoon is approaching the country's eastern regions. Typhoon Faxai is expected to make landfall early Monday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says it is "urging people to be vigilant because of concerns the typhoon could become a record-breaking storm. Strong winds and heavy rainfall could wreak havoc on the Tokyo metropolitan region."
Airlines in Japan will suspend an estimated 222 domestic flights on Wednesday and Thursday as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the west of the country.
Most of the suspended flights are in and out of Kyushu. As of 10:30 a.m. local time, Japan Airlines canceled 62 flights. Japan Air Commuter 55, Peach Aviation 37, All Nippon Airways 36, Solaseed Air 16, Skymark Airlines 8, Jetstar Japan 4, Spring Japan 2 and Vanilla Air 2.
Airlines in Japan have suspended 166 domestic flights on Wednesday as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the west of the country.
Most of the suspended flights are in and out of Kyushu. As of 5 a.m. local time, Japan Airlines canceled 62 flights. Japan Air Commuter 41, All Nippon Airways 34, Solaseed Air 16, Skymark Airlines 5, Jetstar Japan 4, Peach Aviation 2, and Vanilla Air 2.
The Meteorological Agency is warning of heavy rain as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches western Japan. Agency officials say it could make landfall by Thursday.
The officials are forecasting winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour, with gusts reaching 160 kilometers per hour in the southern part of the Kyushu region through Wednesday. They also expect waves of up to 10 meters off the Shikoku region.
Japanese weather officials warn that a tropical depression south of Okinawa will strengthen as it heads north. They say it could reach eastern Japan on Friday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the depression is expected to move toward Okinawa's main island on Wednesday night, and then north along the Amami Islands.