Right after having tropical storm Kong-rey submerged towns in western Japan over the weekend, another storm comes this week threatening more floods as heavy rainfall is expected to drench the country. This week in southern Japan will be nothing but rain as Tropical Storm Toraji will enter the country after its formation north of Taiwan.
The new tropical storm has been centred north of Naha in Okinawa as of early Monday evening. It’s expected to move northeast, but the islands of Ryukyu are to get the first bulk of the storm’s heavy rains, with 50 mph of wind gusts already reported, before showering Kyushu and southern Honshu with rains. “Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph will be possible near the southern and western coast of Kyushu as the storm passes just to the west,” said meteorologist Eric Wanenchak.
Southern Japan reported of flooding because of tropical storm Kong-rey, which left Kagoshima with 250 mm of rainfall beginning Saturday. The same threat has been forecasted to occur in the northern mainland as well as Hokkaido later this week. Weather forecasts show that the capital will be spared of heavy rainfall. Should there be any occurrence, it is expected to be isolated in western Tokyo. With the torrential rains hitting the country, flooding and landslides are feared to cause damage to properties as well as imposing risk to people.