Typhoon Chaba is expected to impact parts of southern Japan from around 3 October.

Typhoon Chaba is expected to impact parts of southern Japan from 3 October, causing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surges.

New Zealanders in Japan should stay informed of developments by monitoring local news and weather reports.

New Zealanders in areas affected by the typhoon are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities at all times, including any evacuation orders.

Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of accommodation management.

It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors during a typhoon and stay away from the sea and rivers.

You should make contact with your travel provider or airline for information on any transport disruptions.

Please keep your family and friends in New Zealand informed of your safety and wellbeing, including after the typhoon has passed.

New Zealanders in Japan requiring emergency assistance should contact the local emergency services on the following numbers:

  • Fire and ambulance: 119
  • Police: 110
  • New Zealanders requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo on the following number: +81 3 346 72271

Further information is being issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (external link).