In Japan due to Typhoon suspend the movement of high-speed trains

© REUTERSПоследствия Typhoon Centres in Uruma, Japan. 29 Sep 2018In Japan due to Typhoon suspend the movement of high-speed trains© REUTERS

Japan’s largest railway operator JR company announced the suspension of high-speed trains linking the capital region with the Western and South-Western parts of the country in connection with the approach of powerful Typhoon «Centres».

The relevant announcements were published on the websites of divisions, JR Central, JR West and JR East. In particular, starting from 17.00 local time (11.00 GMT) will stop the movement of all high-speed trains Shinkansen, linking Tokyo and Osaka, Tokyo and Kanazawa, and Osaka and Hiroshima.

In addition, will be suspended the movement of buses plying between the major cities in these areas and Tokyo.

According to the Main meteorological Agency in the country, currently Typhoon «Centres», which has a sequence number 24, is 70 kilometers South-East of the city of Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu. The pressure at the center of the Typhoon is 950 millibars. The wind speed at the center is 45 metres per second, with gusts up to 60 meters per second. Meteorologists classify it as «extremely strong» and warned of extremely strong Gale force winds that accompanies the promotion of the Typhoon.

The cyclone moves to the North-East at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour and are expected for Sunday will be held in Western, Central and Eastern districts of the main Japanese island of Honshu.

The passage of the Typhoon caused the cancellation of thousands 1 126 flights connecting different parts of the country. Kansai international airport in Osaka, the victim of Typhoon «Jebi» closed two runways, starting with the 11 a.m. Sunday local time (05.00 GMT) Monday to 06.00 (01.00 GMT).

According to the latest data, as a result of a squally wind, caused by the passage of the cyclone, injured 51 people. About the victims have not yet been reported.

It is expected that during the day in the area of the Typhoon passage may fall to 500 millimeters of precipitation. In particular, Kyushu is expected to be 350 millimeters of rain in the kinki region, where there are such large cities as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe — up to 450 mm, and in the Central and Western areas up to 250-300 millimeters.

Experts warn of increase of wave height up to 13 metres 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.

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