Newspaper article China Post

Typhoon Noru Affects Flights and Train Services in South Japan

Newspaper article China Post

Typhoon Noru Affects Flights and Train Services in South Japan

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Typhoon Noru has caused dozens of flights and train services to be cancelled on Japan's south-western island of Shikoku and the southern Kinki region, local authorities confirmed Monday.

The storm, the fifth typhoon of the season, is threatening to hit western Japan on Monday, with weather authorities warning of mudslides, flooding, strong winds and high waves in the region.

It is on course to hit Osaka and surrounding areas, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

As of 10 am (0100 GMT), the eye of the storm was near Cape Muroto on Shikoku, 600 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, travelling north-east at 20 kilometres per hour. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 108 kilometres per hour, the agency said.

The powerful typhoon also affected Japan's southern islands on Saturday, killing two people, broadcaster NHK reported. …

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