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 ...

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

Aug 29, 2016

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

The Meteorological Agency on Monday warned of heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas as Typhoon Lionrock swirled off Japan’s eastern coast. The storm was forecast to strike eastern or northern Honshu, possibly including the Tokyo region, early Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Monday, ...

Aug 27, 2016

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock may hit Japan early next week

Powerful Typhoon Lionrock is forecast to hit areas of eastern and northern Honshu on Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to a wide area of the country, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday. The storm gained strength while hovering in the Pacific Ocean for ...

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 ...

Jul 7, 2016

Taiwan and Philippines brace for powerful Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan canceled flights and ordered schools and offices to close Thursday as a powerful typhoon barreled toward the coast. In the Philippines, fishing boats were urged not to venture out to sea and commercial ships were warned of storm-force waves. Fast-moving Typhoon Nepartak was ...

Oct 17, 2015

Philippines warns Typhoon Koppu could linger for days

Philippine authorities on Saturday warned that a powerful typhoon will likely linger over the country for almost three days, bringing heavy rains, possible floods and sparking storm surges. Typhoon Koppu, possibly the second most powerful storm to strike the disaster-prone country this year, is ...