Kyushu Rains Trigger Mudslide Warnings

Kyushu rains trigger mudslide warnings

Heavy rains continue to pound parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says warm, humid air from the south is causing unstable atmospheric conditions in the area and bringing torrential rains.

In Nichinan city, Miyazaki Prefecture, more than 420 millimeters of rain has been recorded since Friday, more than the average precipitation for the entire month of May.

Mudslide warnings have been issued for some areas in Miyazaki Prefecture.

Weather officials forecast intermittent heavy rains in western and eastern Japan as the front from a low pressure system moves northward.

Up to 250 millimeters of rain is expected in some areas during the 24-hour period through Tuesday.

The officials also warn of landslides and rising rivers.