Typhoon Khanun: 350 Flights Cancelled In Japan Due

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350 flights cancelled in Japan due to Typhoon Khanun
350 flights cancelled in Japan due to Typhoon Khanun

Almost 35,000 residents of the city of Goto and 2,200 residents of the village of Ojika have received an order to evacuate due to the typhoon.

TOKYO — About 350 flights operating between the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima on the Japanese island of Kyushu and other regions have been cancelled due Typhoon Khanun, Sputnik quoted Japanese media reports on Wednesday.

Currently, the pressure in the centre of the cyclone is 970 hectopascals.

The wind speed is 30 metres (98 feet) per second, with gusts of up to 40 metres.

At the moment, the is cyclone moving southwest of Kyushu to the northwest.

As a result of squally winds and downpours, 15,000 households in Kagoshima and about 2,600 households in Miyazaki have had their power cut off, the NHK broadcaster reported, adding that two people had been injured.

Up to 300 millimetres (one foot) of precipitation may fall on the island of Kyushu over 24 hours, the report said.

Stronger Winds Expected

Downpours will also affect the island of Shikoku, as well as the regions of Tokai and Kinki, where the prefectures of Shizuoka, Mie, Osaka, Kyoto and others are located.

Wind is also expected to become stronger and reach up to 30 metres per second in Kyushu, and up to 23 metres per second in Shikoku.

The cyclone has also affected the Nagasaki prefecture, where a ceremony is scheduled to take place to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing by the United Sates 78 years ago.

Almost 35,000 residents of the city of Goto and 2,200 residents of the village of Ojika have received an evacuation order due to the typhoon. — Bernama-Sputnik

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