Japan has been struck by a “very strong” storm known as Typhoon Trami resulting in thousands of people being evacuated as 100mph winds batter the island nation. This is the latest travel advice to Japan.
Western areas of Japan’s main island of Honshu lie in the direct path of the storm which is now lashing its southwestern tip.
Over 1,000 flights and train services have been cancelled or suspended along with most local trains and bullet trains.
Kansai International Airport in Osaka announced that its runways were closed as of 11am local time (3am BST) on Sunday and will not reopen until 6am on Monday (10pm BST).
Officials are urging people to avoid going outside to avoid the dangerous weather after at least 66 people have been injured by the category 2 tropical storm.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now updated their travel advice to the country.
“Typhoon Trami is forecast to affect a wide area of Japan until 2 October bringing excessive rainfall, strong winds and possible disruption of essential services,” the FCO website stated.
“If you’re in affected areas, monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities and emergency services including any evacuation orders.”
Tokyo is not in the path of the category 2 storm but could be hit by 90mph winds.
More than 1,100 flights have been cancelled over the weekend due to the typhoon.
Is it safe to travel to Japan? Latest update as Typhoon Trami batters the country (Image: Getty Images/EPA)
Non-Japanese speakers stranded by Typhoon Trami have been urged to download one of the emergency phrase cards made available online.
The cards have been made available in six languages - English, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese - and people can point to phrases on the card if they need emergency support.
The cards are available to download from the website of Ehime Prefecture International Center.
Japan: Over 1,000 flights and train services have been cancelled or suspended (Image: Getty Images)
Japan: Officials are urging people to avoid going outside to avoid the dangerous weather (Image: Getty Images)
The typhoon was sat 37 miles south of Wakayama City in Kansai region, in the southwest of Honshu.
Accuweather has already predicted more than 400mm of rain will fall widely across the Japanese mainland.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said: "Anyone outside during the height of the storm can endure bodily harm or be fatally struck by flying debris.
“Storm surge flooding along the entire southern coast of Japan will further threaten lives and property into Sunday night.”