Articles tagged "japan weather"

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Large Tropical Storm "Krosa" to make landfall over southern Japan

A large and dangerous Tropical Storm "Krosa" is heading toward Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Landfall is expected in southern Shikoku around midnight UTC, August 15. This will be the third tropical cyclone to hit mainland Japan after Nari on...

August 14, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019

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Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan

Heatwave conditions across Japan claimed lives of at least 57 people and sent 18 347 to hospitals from July 29 to August 4, 2019, the country's Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday, August 6. This is more than triple the previous week's 5 664 and the...

August 07, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" to hit Kyushu with violent winds and heavy rain, Japan

Japanese weather officials are warning residents of Kyushu of violent winds, high waves, mudslides, swelling rivers and flooding in low-lying areas as Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" makes landfall and starts moving over Kyushu early on Tuesday (JST),...

August 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nari" forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. ​On July 21, JTWC...

July 26, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reaches South Korea, Japan receives record July rainfall

Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reached South Korea at about 06:00 UTC today and is expected to move over the country on July 20 and 21, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Record July rainfall was already registered in parts of western...

July 20, 2019

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Record rainfall hit parts of Japan, of 1.1 million ordered to evacuate only 6 300 took shelter

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of southern Japan over the past few days, causing deadly mudslides and flooding and forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders to 1.1 million people. Rainfall recorded from Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 3 was 554 mm (21.42...

July 05, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima's...

July 01, 2019

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Hundreds evacuate in western Japan as rainy season sets in

Parts of western Japan were inundated by torrential rain early June 7, 2019, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and disrupting transportation services. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that warm, humid air moving toward a low-pressure system is causing...

June 10, 2019

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Record-breaking temperatures hit Hokkaido, 5 killed and nearly 600 hospitalized, Japan

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 600 hospitalized after severe heatwave, in some areas record-breaking, hit parts of Japan over the past couple of days. Unseasonably hot conditions affected wide areas of Japan on May 26 amd 27, 2019, leading to deaths...

May 29, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yakushima Island, Japan - 420 mm (16.5 inches) in 12 hours

​A warm and humid air current blowing from the east brought extremely heavy rain to Japan's southern Yakushima Island on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 12 000 residents were asked to evacuate immediately. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA),...

May 20, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan - 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours

A stationary front dumped extremely heavy rain on the island Yonugani, Japan's southernmost province of Okinawa on Monday, May 13, 2019. An evacuation advisory was issued for the entire island. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the town, located in the...

May 13, 2019

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Typhoon "Trami" hits Japan, leaving 4 dead and missing, 170 injured and 1.3 million homes without power

Typhoon "Trami" made landfall near Tanabe City in Wakayama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan around 11:00 UTC (20:00 JST) on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least 2 people lost their...

October 01, 2018

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Typhoon "Trami" turning toward Okinawa and mainland Japan, heavy rain and strong winds expected

Typhoon "Trami" is turning toward Okinawa and mainland Japan on September 28, 2018. The current forecast track takes its center just west of Okinawa around 00:00 UTC, September 29 and then east of Kyushu early September 30 and toward landfall near Kyoto...

September 28, 2018

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Typhoon "Trami" forecast to move over Japan, damaging winds, flash flooding, mudslides and widespread travel disruption expected

Typhoon "Trami," known as Paeng in the Philippines, was located about 824 km (512 miles) SSE of Okinawa at 06:00 UTC today, and its current forecast track takes it over Kyushu Islands and into mainland Japan over the next several days. Trami's maximum...

September 26, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Trami" threatens Japan's Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan

Typhoon "Trami," the 24th named storm, 10th typhoon and the 5th super typhoon of the 2018 Pacific season, has rapidly intensified into a super typhoon on September 24. In just 24 hours, Trami intensified for 65 km/h (40 mph). The storm threatens...

September 24, 2018

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Typhoon "Jebi" - The strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland Japan since 1993 leaves 1.6 million without power, 9 dead and 300 injured

Typhoon "Jebi" slammed into western Japan on September 4, 2018, killing at least 9 people and injuring more than 300. This is the fourth typhoon to strike Japan this year and the first categorized as 'very strong' to make landfall in mainland Japan...

September 04, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Jebi" ties for strongest storm on the planet in 2018, heading toward Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Jebi" reached Super Typhoon strength on August 31, 2018, and tied with Jelawat and Maria for the strongest storm on the planet in 2018. The current forecast track takes Jebi over Japan's Honshu island on September 3. The main threat...

August 31, 2018

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Typhoon "Soulik" approaching southern Japan, landfall expected in South Korea

A Very Strong Typhoon "Soulik" is approaching southern Japan and is expected to cause strong winds and drop heavy rain in southern and western parts of the country. According to the JMA, it will pass very close to Kyushu and the Amami islands on the...

August 20, 2018

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Typhoon "Shanshan" to pass very close to Tokyo, Japan on August 8

Typhoon "Shanshan" is expected to pass very close to Tokyo, Japan on August 8, 2018 as a Category 1 hurricane equivalent, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds to the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned residents living on the Pacific...

August 07, 2018

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Typhoon "Jongdari" aims eastern China after injuring 24 and cutting power to 150 000 homes in Japan

Typhoon "Jongdari" made landfall near Ise in Mie Prefecture around 01:00 JST on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018 (16:00 UTC, July 28), with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h (56 mph) and gusts to 126 km/h (78 mph). Jongdari continued traveling across western...

July 30, 2018

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Strong Typhoon "Jongdari" about to slam into Japan, targeting regions devastated by recent floods

Japan is bracing for Strong Typhoon "Jongdari," the 12th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Jongdari is currently located just east of Japan. Landfall is expected in Kinki region late Saturday, July 28 or early Sunday, July 29, 2018 (local...

July 28, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Jongdari" forms, landfall expected just south of Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Jongdari" formed July 24, 2018, as the 11th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Jongdari continued strengthening on July 25 and is expected to become a typhoon before it makes landfall just south of Tokyo on July 28. There is...

July 25, 2018

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Severe heatwave engulfs Japan after historic rainfall claims over 220 lives

Severe heatwave is affecting Japan just several days after historic rainfall and one of the worst flooding disasters in country's history left more than 220 people dead. The current heatwave is the result of the layering of two high pressure systems over much of...

July 18, 2018

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More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of...

July 10, 2018

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More than 110 dead as record rain floods Japan, 50 000 rescuers mobilized

More than 110 people were killed and 87 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service were mobilized to search for trapped, wounded or dead people. Over 4.72...

July 07, 2018

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Record-breaking rainfall threatens much of Japan, 160 000 advised or ordered to evacuate

The Japan Meteorological Agency has advised or ordered more than 160 000 people to evacuate as seasonal rain front hanging over the country threatens with record-breaking rainfall through the weekend. JMA cautioned of the rising likelihood of flooding, landslides,...

July 05, 2018

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Typhoon "Maria" forms near Guam, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Tropical Storm "Maria" formed July 4, 2018, very close to Guam as the 8th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. On July 5, Maria intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm, or Category 1 typhoon according to JTWC. At 06:00 UTC on July 5, the center...

July 05, 2018

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Typhoon "Prapiroon" moving between Korea and Japan, dumping heavy rain

Typhoon "Prapiroon," the 7th named storm and 3rd typhoon of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season, is now moving between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, dumping heavy rain. The typhoon passed through the Japanese Ryukyu archipelago over the past two days and its...

July 03, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gaemi" hits Taiwan, heading toward Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Gaemi" made landfall in Kaohsiung, a massive port city in southern Taiwan, between 07:00 and 08:00 local time (midnight UTC) on June 15, 2018, disrupting traffic and closing schools and offices. While Weather Forecasters in Taiwan and...

June 15, 2018

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Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

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Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured. The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22,...

January 23, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Typhoon "Saola" dumped record-breaking rain on Miyazaki, Japan

Typhoon "Saola," the 22nd named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season, dumped record-breaking rain on the island of Kyushu, Japan over the weekend. At least 3 people have been injured. Within 24 hours to Sunday morning, October 29, 2017, the cities of...

October 31, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Saola" heading toward Okinawa, Japan

Tropical Storm "Saola" formed late September 23, 2017, south of Guam, the Pacific Ocean as the 22nd named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Saola is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane equivalent within a couple of days as it...

October 25, 2017

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Typhoon "Lan" slams into Japan, leaves at least 7 dead, extensive flooding

Typhoon "Lan" made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture, some 175 km (110 miles) southwest of Tokyo at 18:00 UTC on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (03:00 JST, October 23), side-sweeping the capital, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 198 km/h (123 mph). The...

October 23, 2017

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Typhoon "Lan" pre-landfall update by meteorologist Jonathan Oh

Typhoon "Lan" is still very large and very strong typhoon located 695 km (430 miles) SW of Tokyo as of 09:45 UTC, Sunday, October 22, 2017, but is weakening. Warnings and advisories are now in place for almost the entire country. The storm is expected to...

October 22, 2017

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Lan becomes a Super Typhoon, landfall expected just southwest of Tokyo

Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...

October 21, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" closing in on Kyushu, after dumping record-breaking rain on Okinawa

After ripping through the Okinawa island chain, Japan and passing close to China, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 000 people, Typhoon "Talim" is now on its way toward mainland Japan. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane equivalent when it...

September 15, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" forms, track takes it toward Shanghai, landfall over Kyushu, Japan

Tropical Storm "Talim" formed September 9, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean and intensified into a typhoon late September 11. Although its yesterday's track took it over northern Taiwan and into SE China, today's track has drastically changed and Talim is...

September 12, 2017