Typhoon Talim brings heavy rain to SW Japan

Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country’s main islands, having forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in China earlier this week.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the strongest warning of heavy rain for part of the southernmost main island of Kyushu, which was hit by a deluge in July that resulted in flooding.

Some local authorities on the island ordered residents to evacuate, and there were also flight cancellations, NHK reported.

At Kyushu’s Miyazaki airport more rain has fallen in the last 48 hours than is typical for the whole of September, the broadcaster said.