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Nearly 1,000 flights cancelled due to tropical storm

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The storm, Tapah, is moving at a speed of 30kmph and generating winds of up to 108kmph.



By IANS

Published: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 11:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 2:06 PM

A powerful tropical storm was on Sunday moving towards the coasts of Japan and South Korea, bringing with it heavy rains and strong winds, and forcing the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights in the two countries.
The Japan Meteorological Agency has not classified the storm as a typhoon so far, terming it a tropical storm which formed in the South China Sea and is moving in a north-northeasterly direction, between the coasts of Japan and South Korea, reports Efe news.

The storm, Tapah, is moving at a speed of 30kmph and generating winds of up to 108kmph and gusts of 162kmph.

It caused heavy rains - more than 400mm - since Saturday on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
This is the 17th tropical storm in the region this season.
According to Japanese state broadcaster NHK, around 400 domestic flights were cancelled on Sunday.
South Korean authorities are also in a state of alert, with heavy rains of up to 476mm lashing the worst-hit regions of the country.
Around 500 flights were expected to be cancelled in South Korea on Sunday due to Tapah.


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