Flights cancelled as severe typhoon Nepartak approaches

Severe Typhoon Nepartak

A number of flights to and from Hong Kong have been cancelled as typhoon Nepartak edges closer to Taiwan.

Cathay Pacific And Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair) flights are among those affected. The cancellations will take effect from 6pm this evening, when conditions are expected to deteriorate along the eastern coast of the island.

The typhoon will also impact indirect flights from Narita and Nagoya airports in Japan, with stopovers in Taipei being cancelled. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights before leaving for the airport.

Nepartak is currently classified as a severe typhoon, with maximum sustained winds near the centre reaching 220 km/h, making it the strongest typhoon since super typhoon Souldelor in August 2015. The storm is expected to continue moving west-northwest and may come within 400km of Hong Kong, however it is not expected to impact the territory.

Photo credit: Hong Kong Observatory

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