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Typhoon off Japan causes flight cancellation at Vancouver airport

Last Updated Oct 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm PDT

This Oct. 9, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite shows typhoon Hagibis approaching Japan, top. Japan’s weather agency is warning a powerful typhoon may bring torrential rains to central Japan over the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis had winds gusting up to 270 kilometers per hour (168 mph) Thursday morning. It is expected to weaken over cooler waters as it nears Japan’s main island.(NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you’re flying out to Japan in the next day or so, a heads up: your flight may be cancelled.

At least one flight out of Vancouver International Airport has been cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis, which is barreling toward the country.

Japan Airlines’ website says a flight scheduled to leave tomorrow afternoon and arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport on Saturday is not going ahead.

Reports say Hagibis is considered the equivalent of a category 5 typhoon, which is set to hit the Tokyo area late Saturday.

The storm has led to advisories and warnings of winds, thunderstorms, and high waves all along the country’s east coast.

The Japan Times is reporting that some airlines are also cancelling domestic flights, and railway service on many lines is being cancelled for Saturday and Sunday as well.