Japan is facing further catastrophe with Category 1 Typhoon Ma-On heading for the country’s west coast.

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) is warning of a 65% probability for a Cat 1 storm hitting the region within 24hrs and a 100% likelihood of a tropical storm hitting within 24 hours.

Saga, Tokushima, Shiono-misaki and Osaka regions have been placed on red alert, with a 35-55% probability of a Cat 1 storm hitting within 24hrs.