In Japan canceled 377 flights due to Typhoon «Dandari»

© AFP 2018 / Kazuhiro Foot During a Typhoon in Tokyo. Archival photoIn Japan canceled 377 flights due to Typhoon «Dandari»© AFP 2018 / Kazuhiro Foot

The approach of a powerful Typhoon «Dandari» to the South-East coast of Japan led to the cancellation of not less than 377 domestic flights and the partial suspension of sea traffic, TV channel NHK.

Most flights connect airports in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu. Partially broken ferry. Cancel several high-speed trains.

Typhoon «Dandari», which in Japan has a number 12, moving from the Pacific Northwest and the morning of Saturday, neared the coast of Japan near Chiba Prefecture. It is then expected that the cyclone will change its direction to West and hit the Kansai region, which suffered in the beginning of the month from floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. In connection with the approaching Typhoon no less than 80 thousand people received the recommendation to evacuate.

Typhoon could make landfall in the Tokai region #nhk_world_news

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At present, the pressure in the center of the cyclone is 970 millibars. The wind speed at the center reaches 35 meters per second, with gusts up to 50 meters per second. In some regions the wind speed reaches 40 meters per second. The cyclone is moving North-West at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour.

It is expected that during the day, in the zone of passage of the Typhoon can drop up to 400 millimeters of rain. Experts warn of increase of wave height up to 10 meters and urged residents in areas of possible passage of Typhoon to refrain from going to sea. Meteorologists also indicate increased risk of landslides in heavy rains.