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19 Jun 2020 | 03:44 AM UTC

Japan: Heavy rain forecast nationwide June 19 /update 1

Japan News Alert

Japan Meteorological Agency forecasts heavy rain across the country on June 19; expect disruptions to travel and maintain heightened vigilance

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Japan

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Event

The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of heavy rain and possible landslides, swollen rivers, and flooding across the country on Friday, June 19. Reportedly, heavy rain is expected through to the early hours (local time) of Saturday, June 20. Areas likely to be affected include the Izu IslandsTokai, KinkiShikoku, and Kyushu. Heavy rain should be anticipated across Japan over the coming hours and days.

Disruptions to travel and infrastructure are to be anticipated in the coming days as a result of the adverse weather.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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