A low pressure system and a front are causing unstable atmospheric conditions over much of the Hokuriku region and northern Japan. People are advised to beware of possible mudslides and flooding in low-lying areas due to heavy rain and strong winds.
The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions are causing localized rain clouds to build up in the Hokuriku region and northern Japan.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says intermittent torrential rain is hitting parts of the Hokuriku region along the Sea of Japan coast, as well as the Tohoku region in the northeastern part of the country.
The agency is calling on people in the region to beware of landslides, overflowing rivers, thunderstorms and tornadoes.