Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Aug 30, 2016

Strong Typhoon Lionrock lashes Tohoku

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock lashed the Tohoku region late Tuesday afternoon, forcing transport services and schools to close down and residents to evacuate. The typhoon made landfall at Ofunato on the Sanriku coast of Iwate Prefecture shortly before 6 p.m. Later in the evening it ...

Aug 24, 2016

Monsoon floods kill at least 175 in India since June

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday. Drowning, ...

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Aug 17, 2016

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Typhoon Chanthu made landfall on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Wednesday afternoon after moving north off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, causing heavy rain and disrupting traffic in extensive areas, the weather agency said. The typhoon landed near Cape Erimo on ...

Aug 16, 2016

Heavy rain forecast as typhoon threatens Kanto, Tohoku, Hokkaido

A typhoon was expected to pummel eastern and northern Japan on Wednesday, the Meteorological Agency said Tuesday. Typhoon Chanthu was forecast to bring thunderstorms and heavy rain, the agency said, cautioning the public to prepare for strong winds and flooding. Up to 250 mm ...

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Aug 2, 2016

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Hong Kong shut down Tuesday as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China. Gusts of 151 kph (93 mph) whipped the city and ...

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Two people are in comas following heavy rain in Kyushu on Tuesday and Wednesday, which triggered landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, 61.5 mm of rain per hour was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, following 263 ...