Typhoon Krosa disrupts transportation ahead of expected Thursday landfall in Kyushu. This typhoon is nearing Japan and is set to make landfall in the west of the country, the weather agency said Tuesday.

The Meteorological Agency said the season’s 10th named storm was in the Pacific around 420 kilometers from the southwestern island of Tanegashima as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, and is expected to travel slowly through western regions on Wednesday and Thursday.

In the 24-hour period through 6 p.m. Wednesday, 300 millimeters of rain is forecast in the Tokai region, and the Kinki, Shikoku and Kyushu regions are expected to see about 200 mm.

The approach of the typhoon will coincide with a rush of vacationers returning from summer holidays.

Airline companies are set to cancel an average total of 100 flights (Wednesday, to and from Kyushu), airlines mentioned are Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co.

The typhoon, with an atmospheric pressure of 965 hectopascals at its center, was packing winds of up to 144 kilometers per hour as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the agency.

West Japan Railway Co. said it may suspend shinkansen trains on Thursday, depending on the typhoon.

Typhoon Krosa
A satellite photo provided by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology shows Typhoon Krosa approaching Japan on Tuesday. | KYODO

This article is based on information provided by Japan Times news website.