Krosa To Bring Heavy Rain To Northern Japan

Krosa to bring heavy rain to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday. Officials are warning of landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says Krosa was 400 kilometers northwest of the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture at noon on Friday.

Torrential Rain Warning

Torrential rain warning

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning of torrential rains of more than 1,000 millimeters in some areas as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the western part of the country.

Agency forecaster Ryuta Kurora explained at a news conference on Tuesday that Krosa could make landfall in western Japan from Wednesday through Thursday.

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Hit Western Japan

Heavy rain, strong winds hit western Japan

People in Kyushu and Shikoku in western Japan are coping with heavy rain and strong winds as a tropical storm passes through the region and heads north.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says typhoon Francisco touched down near Miyazaki City around 5 a.m. It's since been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Tropical Storm Nari May Bring Heavy Rain

Tropical Storm Nari may bring heavy rain

Japanese weather officials say a tropical storm may bring heavy rain to Pacific coastal areas of Japan from Saturday through Sunday. They are warning people to be on the alert for possible landslides and floods.

The Meteorological Agency says Tropical Storm Nari was over waters south of Japan as of Friday morning and is moving north-northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.

Torrential Rain Pummels Western Japan

Torrential rain pummels western Japan

People in parts of western Japan are taking cover as another downpour hammers the region. Cities in Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures on the island of Kyushu were deluged by 110 millimeters of rain in one hour.

Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued warnings for flooding and landslides.

Torrential Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Torrential rain hitting northern Kyushu

Japan's meteorological agency says 110 millimeters of rain fell in one hour in Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures in northern Kyushu.

The agency has issued warnings for flooding and landslides in the area.

Heavy Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Heavy rain hitting northern Kyushu

Unstable atmospheric conditions caused by moist air flowing into a tropical storm are dumping heavy rain in some parts of western Japan, especially the northern Kyushu region.

Weather officials are calling on residents to be on the alert for landslides and flooding.

Rain Warning Lifted; Caution Still Advised

Rain warning lifted; caution still advised

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted all highest-level emergency rain warnings for Nagasaki Prefecture. But it's calling on residents to remain on high alert for landslides and other disasters amid torrential rains.

A footage from Tsushima island shows storm water pouring from a partially completed mud-control dam. Thick brown water is inundating a residential area.

What Is An Emergency Rain Warning?

What is an emergency rain warning?

Japan's Meteorological Agency uses an alert scale of one to five for situations caused by heavy rain.

It says a level 5 emergency alert applies to the kind of torrential downpour that occurs only once in several decades.

Heavy Rain To Hit Wide Areas In Japan

Heavy rain to hit wide areas in Japan

Tropical Storm Danas has brought torrential downpours mainly to western Japan. Forecasts show that heavy rain could hit wide areas of the country through Saturday.

The Meteorological Agency says Danas is moving north over the East China Sea at 20 kilometers per hour, as of 3 a.m. Friday morning. It is packing winds of 83 kilometers per hour.