Tropical Storm “Talas” formed on September 23, 2022, as the 15th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm brought heavy rains and strong winds across central Japan, leaving 2 people dead and tens of thousands without power.
Typhoon “Nanmadol” made landfall in Kyushu, Japan on September 18, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) and a central pressure of 935 hPa – making it the 4th strongest typhoon on record to make landfall in Japan. Historical records there date back to 1951.
Nanmadol formed on September 13, 2022, as the 14th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season, strengthened to a typhoon on September 15, and reached super typhoon status on September 16. The system is still strengthening and is expected to reach Kyushu, Japan by September 18.
Typhoon “Hinnamnor” made landfall near the city of Busan, South Korea at 19:50 UTC on September 5 (04:50 LT, September 6), with maximum sustained winds of up to 150 km/h (95 mph), and exited into the Sea of Japan at around 22:10 UTC. At least 2 people have been killed in South Korea and 10 have gone missing.
Tropical Storm “Meari” made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, close to capital Tokyo at 08:30 UTC (17:30 LT) on August 13, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h (45 mph). The storm caused disruption to the roads and train and air services during the peak summer holiday season, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.
A new round of extremely heavy rain is battering parts of northern Japan on August 10, 2022. The event comes just 6 days after more than 540 000 people were ordered to evacuate from the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions.
More than 480 000 people living in southwestern Japan have been told to evacuate on July 19, 2022, as record-breaking rains continue falling over the region. Heavy rains are expected to continue through July 20. Residents in the affected region are urged to be on their guard against landslides, floods in low-lying areas, and river flooding.
Tropical Storm “Aere” formed on July 2, 2022, as the 4th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm made its first landfall in Okinawa, Japan on the same day and reached Kyushu on July 4, making landfall near Sasebo, Nagasaki, shortly before 21:00 UTC (06:00 LT, July 5).
Record-breaking June temperatures are engulfing Japan, prompting authorities to issue heatstroke advisories and warn of power outages. High temperatures are expected to last at least until early July.
Unprecedented temperatures for the month of June hit western Japan on June 23 and 24, 2022, in the middle of the rainy season.