Heavy rain in western Japan temporarily halted services between Hiroshima and Hakata stations on the Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train on Sunday morning, according to West Japan Railway.

Services were suspended from around 8:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m., the railway operator said.

The Meteorological Agency is warning of landslides and flooding in Yamaguchi and nearby prefectures, with heavy precipitation expected from western and eastern regions through early next week due to a rainy season front lingering over the country.

On Saturday, at least 15 landslides occurred and 20 locations were impacted by overflowing rivers in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.

Hourly rainfall of 65 millimeters was observed in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, while Oda, Shimane Prefecture, saw 62.5 mm, and Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, registered 55 millimeters Sunday morning.

In 24 hours through 6 a.m. Monday, up to 180 mm of rainfall is expected in the northern part of Kyushu region and 150 mm in the Chugoku region, the agency said.