Mitag To Bring Heavy Rains To Kyushu, Shikoku

Mitag to bring heavy rains to Kyushu, Shikoku

Severe tropical storm Mitag is moving northward over the East China Sea and is expected to approach the Korean Peninsula.

Humid air from the storm will cause heavy localized rains accompanied by lightning in the northern Kyushu and Shikoku regions through Thursday.

Typhoon Mitag Brings Heavy Rains And Gusts

Typhoon Mitag brings heavy rains and gusts

A large and strong typhoon is bringing heavy rains and powerful winds to parts of southwestern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Mitag was over waters about 290 kilometers north of the Okinawan island of Yonaguni at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. It was moving north at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

Heavy Rains Pound Western Japan

Heavy rains pound western Japan

One man is dead and two others are without vital signs as weather officials warn residents to evacuate immediately. They've issued their highest emergency warning for three prefectures in Kyushu. Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki are being drenched with heavy rain.

Evacuation orders and advisories have been issued to about 1.6 million people across the country.

Japan Braces For Heavy Rains As Krosa Nears

Japan braces for heavy rains as Krosa nears

Weather officials in Japan are warning of heavy rains as severe tropical storm Krosa approaches the western part of the country. They say it could make landfall by Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency expects winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour, with gusts reaching 160 kilometers per hour in the southern part of the Kyushu region through Wednesday. The officials also expect waves of up to 10 meters off the Shikoku region.

Krosa Approaches Japan With Heavy Rains

Krosa approaches Japan with heavy rains

Severe tropical storm Krosa is moving northwest over waters south of Japan. It could make landfall somewhere in the country by Thursday.

The Meteorological Agency warns that western and eastern Japan could see heavy rains even before the storm nears land.

Analysis On Torrential Rains In Kyushu

Analysis on torrential rains in Kyushu

Officials warn that continuing heavy rainfall in southwestern Japan may trigger life-threatening disasters. Click to watch NHK World meteorologist Jonathan Oh give the latest details and the rain forecast.

Analysis On Continuing Rains In Japan

Analysis on continuing rains in Japan

NHK World's meteorologist Sayaka Mori has given an analysis on the continuing rainfalls in southwestern Japan.

Authorities are warning that life-threatening disasters could hit the southwestern main island of Kyushu from Wednesday to Thursday.

Kyushu On Alert As Heavy Rains Continue

Kyushu on alert as heavy rains continue

Torrential rains are continuing to soak Japan's main southwestern island of Kyushu, with Kagoshima Prefecture in the south particularly hard hit.

The Meteorological Agency says a seasonal rain front remains over the area, bringing warm, damp air and creating rain clouds.

Torrential Rains And Strong Winds Hit Japan

Torrential rains and strong winds hit Japan

Umbrellas have proven to be futile in Japan -- as a fierce band of wet weather pounds the country's Pacific side.

Heavy rain and wind is continuing in and around Tokyo, and other regions north and south of the capital.

Japan Braces For Torrential Rains

Japan braces for torrential rains

Japanese weather officials are forecasting localized torrential rains across the country's west late Monday and in the east on Tuesday. They say warm, damp air and a rain front are causing the unstable atmospheric conditions.

The system brought heavy rains that saturated the ground in parts of the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki by Monday morning.