The Japan Meteorological Agency reports that the typhoon "Hanun" moves to the north-west. Wind speed reaches 108 km / h
Typhoon "Hanun" has already hit the Pacific island of Amami group, which are located to the south of the island of Kyushu. Four days of torrential rains caused floods and landslides, 400,000 Japanese were forced to leave their homes. Despite the lull, which is observed in Japan on Tuesday morning, meteorologists warn that in the north of the island of Kyushu rainfall can reach 15 cm in the next 24 hours.
"We have already started to repair broken roads, but crews often work was stopped due to rain," — said the representative of the local authorities Hideki Kuraoka.
He said: "Even a small amount of rainfall can cause landslides, also in the second half of the day will strengthen the rains. We are still in a high state of readiness for immediate action. "
Flooding in Japan, caused by record rainfall, has claimed the lives of 32 people.
While the situation in western Japan now resembles a devastating tsunami last year, in other regions of the country are kept high temperatures. In Tokyo, the Japanese expected warming to 34 degrees Celsius. In the city of Kumagaya, north of the capital, the temperature will reach 37 °.
On Monday, in Niigata Prefecture, more than 700 people were taken to hospital due to heat stroke, according to local media.