Torrential Rain Pounds Eastern Japan, Moving North

Torrential rain pounds eastern Japan, moving north

Torrential rainfall from a low-pressure system is pounding the northeastern part of Japan.

Weather officials are warning of flooding and mudslides as hundreds of thousands of people are under evacuation orders and advisories.

Torrential Rain Expected In Many Parts Of Japan

Torrential rain expected in many parts of Japan

Japanese weather officials say a low pressure system will likely bring localized torrential rainfall to wide areas across Japan.

They are warning that the risk of flooding could increase in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis.

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.

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.

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.

Torrential Rain Warning For Kyushu

Torrential rain warning for Kyushu

Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will hit the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Wednesday. They are warning people in the region to stay on the alert for rain-triggered disasters and to take precautions to ensure their own safety.

The meteorological agency says rain clouds are developing as a seasonal rain front hovers over the region and warm, humid air flows in.

Torrential Rain Forecast For Southwestern Japan

Torrential rain forecast for southwestern Japan

Parts of Japan's southern island of Kyushu have had record rainfall of more than 800 millimeters since last week. Weather officials say very heavy rain will hit Kyushu on Wednesday and Thursday.

Torrential rain continues to soak Kyushu. Weather officials have issued warnings of mudslides for all of Kagoshima Prefecture.

Warning Of Torrential Rain In Kyushu

Warning of torrential rain in Kyushu

Heavy rains continue to hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu and other areas. Meteorological Agency officials are warning of rain-triggered mudslides.

Hioki City in Kagoshima Prefecture had 320 millimeters of rain within a 24-hour period until Monday afternoon. That is more than the average amount for the whole month of July.

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.

Torrential Rain Hitting Northeastern Japan

Torrential rain hitting northeastern Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency says that torrential rain will hit parts of the northeast and the neighboring Hokuriku region on the Japan Sea through Saturday.

It is calling on people to beware of landslides and overflowing rivers.

Torrential Rain Hits Yamagata Prefecture

Torrential rain hits Yamagata Prefecture

Weather officials say Yamagata Prefecture in northeastern Japan is being hit by torrential rainfall on Sunday. They are warning of mudslides and flooding in the region.

The Meteorological Agency says 113 millimeters of rain fell during a one-hour period to 1:40 PM in Sakata City on the Sea of Japan coast.