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Tropical Depression Pakhar continues to spread rain across Southern China, Macau, and Hong Kong

At 0200 CST (1800 UTC), Pakhar was downgraded to a tropical depression by the Japan Meteorological Agency.  The center of circulation was in northern Guangxi region, about 225 km north-northeast of the regional capital of Nanning. At that time, Yellow Typhoon Warnings were in effect for Zhuhai and Jiangmen City in Guangdong province, advising that […]

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Japan Mountain Day (山の日)

A relativly new holiday in Japan is Mountain day! A national holiday set aside for people to head up to the mountains across Japan and enjoy the unique things the small towns and villages have to offer in the highlands of the country. I personally will be heading to Tanigawa Dake this weekend and plan […]

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DEVELOPING POSSIBLE NESAT TO CAUSE FLOODING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Its another tropical extravaganza in the western pacific today with 3 named storm turning up the oceans and another one who is likely to develop near the Philippines. This one near the Philippines is my biggest worry as far as human impact since it will be tracking north skirting the east coast of the island […]

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TROPICS CRANK UP IN THE WESTPAC

The tropics are extremely active today with 8 storms scattered across the northern pacific, not only that but we also have the 2nd latest typhoon on record developing to the east of Japan. In today’s video I break down everything taking place in the tropics west of the international date line, from the floods we […]

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THE TROPICAL WESTERN PACIFIC SHOWS SIGNS OF ACTIVITY IN JULY

It’s been an unusually calm 2017 Typhoon Season in the Western Pacific. Yes we have a had a handful of tropical depressions (named by PAGASA) and two official tropical storms “Muifia” and “Merbok” but we continue to lack any typhoons as of the end of June. For those who are not used to the Western […]

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Is Japans Rainy Season Really All That Bad?

Yes it is gloomy, cloudy and downright upsetting at times, but is Japans Rainy Season all that bad? It runs like clockwork every year, as we head in to June – July the regular sound of falling rain drops patters away at my window most mornings at my urban apartment in downtown Tokyo.  Like most […]

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