Asia Pacific Sep 12, 2017

China says Taiwan-bound Talim could become super typhoon

China's National Meteorological Center on Tuesday warned that Typhoon Talim could intensify and turn into a super typhoon as it churns towards Taiwan and Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on the Chinese mainland. The meteorological agency issued a blue alert, the lowest in a four-tier color-coded ...

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

National Oct 2, 2015

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

Buildings collapsed and injuries were reported as strong winds, brought by a low-pressure weather system, lashed Japan on Friday. The weather also caused chaos for several transport systems across the country. About 100 people were evacuated from their homes in parts of Hokkaido, including the town ...

First spring storm of year hits Tokyo, other parts of Japan

National Mar 2, 2013

First spring storm of year hits Tokyo, other parts of Japan

The year's first strong south winds, signaling the arrival of spring, cut through Tokyo and other parts of Japan on Friday, the weather agency said. Temperatures rose to 15.2 degrees in Tokyo, 18.8 in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, and 17.8 in Fukuoka, while winds swept ...