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UAE embassy issues travel warning for Japan

UAE residents are warned about Super Typhoon Lan – labelled as strong as a Category 4 hurricane

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  • A clocktower building is seen through foggy rainfall as Typhoon Lan approaches Japan's mainland, in Tokyo,Image Credit: Reuters
  • A man walks in the rain past election posters near a polling station as Typhoon Lan approaches Japan's maiImage Credit: REUTERS

Dubai: The UAE Embassy in Tokyo has issued a warning to residents living or travelling to Japan ahead of Sunday’s super typhoon, urging them to register with the mission to account for their whereabouts.

Residents in Japan witnessed heavy rain and strong winds brought to western and central Japan, as the powerful typhoon halted ferry services to remote islands.

According to the Weather Channel, Typhoon Lan was last tracked about 500 miles southwest of Tokyo at around 10am BST. The storm itself is expected to hit the Tokyo bay area around 6am local time on Monday.

Typhoon Lan, described as "very large and very strong" by Japan's meteorological agency, was packing gusts up to 252 kilometres per hour on Sunday morning in the Pacific south of Japan, according to AFP.

The weather agency further warned of high waves, landslides and floods in central and western Japan, urging residents in those regions to take immediate precautions to ensure their safety.

The UAE Embassy also advised UAE citizens in Japan to keep up-to-date on the typhoon’s activity, and to register for the online “My Presence” service, found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

In the event of an emergency, UAE citizens can contact the embassy at +817041972525 or +81354890804.