Typhoon Faxai set to disrupt air travel in Japan

by Airline Ratings Editors
September 08, 2019
Credit: The Weather Channel

Typhoon Faxai is moving toward Japan’s Honshu Island and will likely strike near Tokyo with damaging winds, heavy rain and battering waves say The Weather Channel.

The website is reporting that “Faxai is currently equivalent in strength to a Category 3 hurricane and is centred about 200 miles south of Tokyo.”

It says the typhoon “is forecast to hit near Tokyo Sunday night into Monday, local time, with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a Category 2 or 3 hurricane.”

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Japan Meteorological Agency warned that central and eastern Japan including Tokyo could see record winds.

The season’s 15th typhoon is due to make landfall in the Kanto region or Shizuoka Prefecture bringing winds of up to 216 kilometres per hour.

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have canceled many domestic flights from Tokyo’s Haneda airport.