Spring Storms From Hong Kong to Japan, Damaging Winds and Heavy Rain Warnings in Place

The roller coaster ride of spring weather continues to bring its ups and downs across north east Asia this April, and this week is no exception to that.


On Wednesday a storm system can be seen tracking north east across Japan and South Korea where it is expected to bring strong to severe storms at times and at the very least a wet day for those commuting Thursday morning.


Already this storm has been impacting South East China, in Hong Kong high wind warnings were issued for gust up to 100kph Wednesday morning due to strong thunderstorms.  Wide spread rain alerts have also been issued. Check more on these warnings here.




In Okinawa Severe Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for lightning, damaging wind gust and the possibility of tornadoes through Wednesday afternoon.


Okinawa SVR WRNG

Okinawa SVR WRNG

Furthermore up to 150mm of rainfall is expected across the Southern Japanese islands Wednesday.

Watch the radar for Okinawa at this link. 

Wednesday night in to Thursday the storm will track north east passing along the Pacific coastline of Japan bringing the threat of flash floods in the mountains of Shikoku and Tokai. Thunderstorms are still possible but should be less violent as the ones further to the south on Wednesday.

storm 2

The Thursday morning commute in Tokyo and Nagoya will be a wet one too. Those rainy season boots you are storing for May and June might need to be broken out a little early. Good news is that by the afternoon hours this hard charging system should have moved east so by the time work is done conditions should have improved and sunny skies will be moving in heading in to the weekend.


The next storm system to impact Japan will be on Sunday, big thing with this the Jet stream will be further north allowing more tropical air to infiltrate the region pushing temperatures to some of the warmest yet this spring.


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