A powerful typhoon continued to travel northeast across the East China Sea on Sunday, with the Meteorological Agency warning of strong winds, high waves and landslides triggered by heavy rains through Monday in western parts of the country.

Typhoon Tapah was expected to pass near the Tsushima Strait overnight Sunday and then move on through the Sea of Japan before approaching Hokkaido and other northern prefectures through Tuesday, according to the agency.

The season's 17th named storm has affected public transportation during the three-day weekend. Airlines canceledmore than 400 domestic flights Sunday due to the typhoon, and Kyushu Railway Co. suspended some train services.