MAP: Typhoon Roke to disrupt Japan, flights to Osaka, Tokyo today

By John Walton, September 21 2011

High winds and storm surges from Typhoon Roke will delay and cancel flights at key Japanese international airports in Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka/Kyoto (Kansai) and Nagoya (Centrair) today.

The eye of the storm is due to come on land just south of Osaka around noon on Wednesday, continuing on to the northeast. Tokyo is forecast to be hit by the stronger northeast corner of the storm.

Here's the latest map from the Japan Meteorological Agency:

Flights at Tokyo Haneda and Narita airports, Osaka/Kyoto Kansai, and Nagoya Centrair are all likely to see schedules changed and disrupted.

Since major Japanese airports are largely built on the coastal plains or on artificial islands, there's a bigger likelihood of disruption from storm surge and coastal flooding.

From Australia, flights from Sydney to Tokyo's Narita airport on Qantas and Japan Airlines are likely to be affected. So are Jetstar flights from the Gold Coast to Tokyo Narita, and Cairns to Narita and Osaka.

For more information, visit the airports' websites:

John Walton
John Walton

John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.

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