Upcoming Thunderstorms Forecasted for Japan’s Kanto and Tohoku Regions

Upcoming Thunderstorms Forecasted for Japan's Kanto and Tohoku Regions
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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a warning, stating that warm and moist air may lead to the development of powerful thunderstorms in certain areas of Japan’s Kanto and Tohoku regions until Tuesday.

According to the JMA, this warm and humid air is converging in these regions due to the interaction between a high-pressure system and a weakened tropical depression originating from Typhoon Kirogi.

This moisture-laden air is primarily causing precipitation in regions along the Pacific coast in eastern and northern Japan. The JMA has cautioned about potential hazards including landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, lightning strikes, tornadoes, strong gusts of wind, and even hail.

Weather experts predict that some areas in the Kanto region, the Izu Islands, and along the Pacific in the Tohoku region may receive up to 100 mm of rainfall within a 24-hour period, lasting until Tuesday morning.

Additionally, the JMA has noted the possibility of sudden thunderstorms and strong winds in Hokkaido as well.