Tokyo, Aug 7 (IANS) Typhoon Noru, the fifth this year, made landfall on Monday in Japan’s Wakayama prefecture, the weather agency said. Also Read - Achanta Sharath Kamal Gets Official Confirmation of Tokyo Qualification

The typhoon, with central atmospheric pressure at 970 hectopascals, had winds at a speed of 30 metres per second near its centre, with gusts reaching nearly 45 metres per second, Xinhua news agency quoted the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as saying. Also Read - In a First, Japan's Largest Airline ANA Tries Digital Health Passports To Make Travel Safer

Heavy rains battered western Japan and the JMA has warned about possible flooding, mudslides, violent winds and high waves. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Japan's Chiba

As of 3 p.m. (local time), a total of 73,000 people in 32,000 households in western Japan’s five prefectures were ordered to evacuate.

On Sunday, two people were killed and 15 others injured as typhoon Noru drew near the main islands of Japan, bringing violent winds and torrential rains with it.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.