Nanmadol hits Kyushu as 4th strongest typhoon in the recorded history of Japan

Nanmadol hits Kyushu as 4th strongest typhoon in the recorded history of Japan

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.

Tropical Storm “Meari” makes landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Tropical Storm “Meari” makes landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

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.

Extremely heavy rainfall battering parts of northern Japan

Extremely heavy rainfall battering parts of northern Japan

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.