Typhoon Vongfong hits Japan

Last updated at 15:12
Trees blowing in the wind of Typhoon VongfongAFP

The strongest storm to hit Japan this year has injured at least 30 people in Okinawa.

Typhoon Vongfong hit the island on Monday morning and hundreds of thousands had to leave their homes.

More than 300 flights were cancelled, and the high speed bullet trains have stopped running because of the strong winds.

Typhoon Vongfong over Japan
Typhoon Vongfong over Japan

Weather experts say Vongfong could pass over the capital city of Tokyo on Tuesday.

BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes says that although Vongfong has weakened considerably, it is still a huge storm.

The storm has whipped up big waves in JapanEPA
The storm has whipped up big waves in Japan

He says that when Vongfong hits the mountains of Kyushu it will cause a lot of rain that could cause widespread flooding.