Travel Alert August 2018: Typhoon Cimaron to Impact Japan

If Osaka, Nagoya and other areas of Japan are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Typhoon Cimaron, of which landfall is probable somewhere along the southern coast of Japan as early as Thursday afternoon, August 23, 2018.

Travel Alert August 2018: Typhoon Cimaron to Impact Japan

Typhoon Cimaron

Typhoon Cimaron heads northwest in the Pacific Ocean towards Japan, of which the southern part of the country is outlined in purple. Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of this storm — which is moving north northwest at approximately 17 miles per hour — are 100 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 115 miles per hour. This Category 2 typhoon — which at one time reached Category 3 — is expected to deteriorate to a tropical storm after landfall.

The greatest threats from this storm include widespread damaging wind — which will likely result in fallen trees and power outages for up to several days in some areas — an inundating storm surge, heavy rainfall, flooding, and mudslides. Roadways may be impassible.

Typhoon Cimaron is roughly following the track of Typhoon Soulik, whose landfall is about to affect the Korean peninsula.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to Osaka, Nagoya and other areas of Japan over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of these areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are seven airlines which have issued travel alerts — or are at least monitoring the storm — as a result of this tropical weather system:

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for Nagoya and both airports in Osaka for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; and Friday, August 25, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Delta Air Lines has issued travel alerts for Fukuoka, Kansai and Nagoya for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; and Monday, August 27, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for Nagoya and Osaka for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; and Monday, August 27, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Korean Airlines has issued travel alerts for the following airports:
  • Cathay Pacific Airways has issued travel alerts for Nagoya and Osaka for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; but specific travel waiver information had not yet posted at the time this article was written.
  • Japan Airlines has issued travel alerts for Nagoya Chubu and Osaka Kansai for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; but specific travel waiver information had not yet posted at the time this article was written.
  • All Nippon Airways has issued travel alerts for Nagoya Chubu and Osaka Kansai for Wednesday, August 23, 2018 through Thursday, August 24, 2018; but specific travel waiver information had not yet posted at the time this article was written.

Summary

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

4 thoughts on “Travel Alert August 2018: Typhoon Cimaron to Impact Japan”

  1. Ryan says:

    In Osaka now weather is hot but great just rain tonight in the morning tomorrow And good once more.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I am glad to read that report from you, Ryan. Thank you.

      Hopefully, you and everyone in Osaka — as well as those people who are traveling to or from there — will stay safe and be inconvenienced as little as possible by this storm.

  2. Max Feder says:

    Lmao , i’m in Hibarigaoka right now , it’s pouring , thunder and the works!
    had multiple power outages…. GREAT WEATHER today …

  3. Max Feder says:

    Great weather today in hibarigaoka , it’s pouring like crazy i had a power outage a few minutes ago…
    The thunder is so loud and bright i can’t even muffle it with Hard Rock…
    Oh and the wind is scary … I do NOT recommend going outside today …
    Posted on : 27/08/2018

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