Tokyo (AFP) Aug 12, 2010
Typhoon Dianmu cut across northern Japan into the Pacific Thursday after leaving five dead in its wake in South Korea, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
With winds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) an hour, it moved across the northern tip of Honshu island for some three hours until around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT), after travelling northeast over the Sea of Japan, the agency said.
The storm's arrival on Honshu coincided with Japan's mid-August holiday break, when many people were visiting their hometowns and offering prayers to their ancestors.
The weather agency warned heavy rain could trigger floods and mudslides, and waves as tall as five metres (16 feet).
Rainfall could reach 20 centimetres (eight inches) in northeastern Japan in the 24 hours to midday Friday, according to the agency.
The typhoon made landfall on the south coast of the Korean peninsula early Wednesday and dumped torrential rains as it passed through the country towards Japan.
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