Some of the latest updates from reports coming out of Japan as Typhoon Trami continues its north-easterly trajectory through the Japanese archipelago. It’s currently early morning in Japan, and commuters are trying to get to work whilst contending with the aftermath of the Typhoon in the southern and central islands. The Typhoon unleashed its fury on some of Japan’s most populous areas overnight.
Thousands of people were evacuated in western Japan as the powerful typhoon hit the mainland with 160 kph winds.
• Yesterday Tokyo wind monitors measured wind gusts up to 150 kilometres per hour. Winds which battered Tokyo yesterday broke records.
“A lot of wind records have been broken in Tokyo last night due to Typhoon Trami”.
• The famous high speed Bullet trains, or Shinkansen, between Tokyo and Toyohashi have resumed operations. They were suspended earlier after Typhoon Trami blew a tree onto part of the rail line.
• Japan’s Hokkaido island, the most northerly of its main four islands, is now being threatened with additional floods as Typhoon Trami now sits off its Pacific coastline bringing heavy rain.
“Morning of October after last night’s typhoon and it’s a hot day in Tokyo.