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.
Japanese weather authorities warn that a tropical depression south of Okinawa will strengthen as it heads north, and could affect many areas including western Japan by 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, approaching the Pacific coast of western Japan on or after Thursday morning.
Typhoon Kong-rey is moving north. It will likely approach southwestern Japan at around noon on Saturday, local time. Weather forecasters are warning people to be prepared for strong winds and high waves.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says that as of 6 AM, the typhoon was over waters about 170 kilometers west-northwest of Goto city, Nagasaki Prefecture. The storm is moving north-north-east at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.
Winds from the powerful Typhoon Trami are battering Japan's southern isles as it churns north toward the country's main islands. The storm could possibly make landfall on the main islands on Sunday.
Dozens of people in Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefecture have been injured by gusts of wind. Hundreds of thousands of homes are currently without power.
Japan's weather officials warn a typhoon will bring strong winds and heavy rains to the country's eastern Pacific coast on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Meteorological Agency says that as of 3PM on Tuesday, Typhoon Shanshan was about 440 kilometers east-southeast of Hachijo Island of the Izu Island chain.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says a strong storm will approach the Ogasawara Islands between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. The agency is warning of strong winds and high waves.
As of noon on Monday, Typhoon Shanshan was located at sea, 400 kilometers east of the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo. It was heading north-northwest at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.