Storm Talim heading northeast over Japan


The Meteorological Agency says Talim, downgraded from a typhoon, made landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture before noon on Sunday.

As of 3 PM, the storm was near Hyuga City in the neighboring prefecture of Miyazaki, and was moving northeast at 30 kilometers per hour. It had a central atmospheric pressure of 975 hectopascals and was packing winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour at its center.

In Oita Prefecture, the cities of Tsukumi and Saiki had hourly rainfall of more than 100 millimeters in the afternoon.

The weather agency forecasts that the storm will bring torrential rain across the country through Monday.

Many municipalities in Kyushu and Shikoku have issued evacuation orders or advisories.

The storm is affecting transport systems.

Train services in Kyushu have been suspended. Shinkansen bullet train services have also been partially suspended in the region.

Airlines have canceled nearly 800 flights on Sunday, mainly to and from Kyushu and Shikoku.

Severe tropical storm Talim has made landfall on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu and is expected to pass through the western part of the country. (NHK)

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