Posted by katzueno on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 (Japan Standard Time)

Japan Weather Update

Typhoon Jelawat (2012-17) overpassing Japan through Oct 1

Very strong Typhoon Jelawat (2012-17) is expected traveling over Japan through October 1, 2012.

[ATTENTION] We've finished updating this page as Jelawat weakened. However, don't hesitate to leave a comment, tweet us or send us a message on Facebook page if you need additional updates of this Typhoon.

The latest prediction map

(by Japan Metereological Agency - JMA)

Typhoone Jelawat latest forecast

Latest Updates

[2:16am - Mon, Oct 1. 2012 (JST)]

According to JMA, Typhoon Jelawat is traveling North of Fukushima. It's bringing heavy rain to Tohoku area where were devasted by March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami.

Since the land is unstable due to last year's earthquake and tsunami, Tohoku region has higher risk of flooding. The wind is still strong. The people in the affected area should be on high alert and listening to the warnings from the local authorities. But the weather should calm down by the mid day today.

The most of the threats in Kanto (Tokyo) region are gone. However, because of unstable land condition, the risk of landslides and flooding are still remained for a while. The people, especially who live near water, cliff and/or mountain, should pay attention to the local news.

The public transportation in Tokyo was complete mess. However the most of the transportations are expected to resume the regular operation by the morning unless there are flooding or landslides.

JMA still gives out the caution to the public to prepare against strong wind, heavy rain, landslide, high tide, thunder and tournades until the Typhoon passes the region completely.

* Now YokosoNews conclude the regular updates of Typhoon Jelawat since it passed Tokyo area.

 

[9:15pm - Sun, Sep 30. 2012 (JST)]

After landing East Aichi at 7pm, Typhoon Jelawat is now traveling Nagano Pref towards Tokyo.

It's bringing heavy rain in Shizuoka and Yamanashi. Tokyo is also experiencing heavy rain and wind at the moment. Kanto (Tokyo) region may experience heavy rain through midnight.

The weather in Tokai region calmed down. However, the high tide led the worse flooding in many parts of Aichi & Mie Pref. Nagoya city issued the evacuation advisory to its 56,000 residents who live near Fukuda River at 6:40pm.

The public transportation is still in mess in many region of Tokai (Aichi, Mie, Gifu, & Shizuoka) and Kanto (Tokai, Yamanashi, Kanagawa, Chiba and etc), including Shinkansen line. The disruption may last throughout tonight, and will shift to North (Tohoku region) tomorrow morning.

The people in the affected areas should remain on high alert against heavy rain, wind, flooding, tornades and thunder.

 

The peak hours of wind and rain between Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2012 (by JMA)

Region Wind Peak Period Rain Peak Period
Shikoku Passed its peak Passed its peak
Kinki (Osaka) Through 9pm Through 9pm
Tokai (Nagoya) Through night Through late night
Kanto (Tokyo) Through late night Through late night
North Japan (Tohoku) From the late night through tomorrow morning From the late night through tomorrow morning

 

[7:15pm - Sun, Sep 30. 2012 (JST)]

JMA said the center of Typhoon Jelawat just landed East Aichi (Toyohashi) around 7pm (JST).

NHK said that many parts of Aichi (Nagoya) and Mie have the flooding alerts being issued now. The people should pay attention to local authority for flooding alerts.

 

[6:23pm - Sun, Sep 30. 2012 (JST)]

According to JMA, Typhoon Jelawat is currently passing Ise, Mie, Japan heading North East towards Tokyo,

It may soon land Aichi and Shizuoka region in this evening. The wind started losing its power but still keep has 35m/s of strength. (Maxi. instantaneous speed is 50 m/s).

According to NHK, the public transportation canceled its service temporarily in many region in Tokai (Mie, Aichi, Shizuoka) including Shinkansen line. And the disruption will move to Tokyo region tonight.

JMA warns people in Tokyo NOT to go out but stay inside tonight.

 

[2:03pm - Sun, Sep 30. 2012 (JST)]

According to JMA, Typhoon Jelawat is currently traveling the South of Mie & Wakayama.

It may land the South Mie in this afternoon. And then it will cross, Shizuoka, Kanagawa (Yokohama), Tokyo by the evening; and then it would pass North Japan through night time.

Although we could see the blue sky in the morning, the weather suddenly became worse within hours in Mie, Japan. It's raining heavily in Mie region, then the wind started to get stronger at the moment.

Tokyo should expect the similar condition through night time tonight. Although the weather may be calm right now, it may got worse all of sudden with heavy rain and wind.

JMA has been adivising people NOT to go out while the Jelawat is passing through your region.

Today is supposed to be the day of "spring tide". The tide is expected to be higher than normal, which could lead more threats of flooding.

According to NHK, many public transportation throughout Japan has been disrrupted by this typhoon through tomorrow.

 

[1:00am - Sun, Sep 30. 2012 (JST)]

According to JMA, Typhoon Jelawat is currently traveling North East on the South of Kyushu Island towards Tokai and Tokyo area in 35 km/h.

It will come closer to Osaka (Kinki), Tokai (Nagoya) and Kanto (Tokyo) area through the evening of Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Surrounding region may face strong wind and heavy rain. The people should also pay attention to high tide and flooding.

[1:21pm - Sat, Sep 29. 2012 (JST)]

According to JMA, Typhoon Jelawat is currently traveling over Okinawa moving towards Kyushu Island. Okinawa region is facing very strong wind and blackouts.

It expects to reach Kyushu Island by the evening, then approaches to Main Island by the morning of Sunday, Sep 30.

In addition to the wind, it may bring heavy rain in certain areas. Therefore, the people should be ready for heavy rain and flooding.

Jelawat traveling East of Taiwan on Sep 28, 2012

Typhoon Jelawat traveling East of Taiwan on September 28, 2012 (taken by NASA)

 

Useful weather info

 

Preparing against Typhoon

In case of typhoon disaster

  • Find out the nearby evacuation centers (not only just one location, you need back-ups)
    • Near your home
    • Near your work / school
  • Tell your friends and family to get contact point besides telephone
    • YokosoNews recommend
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Skype
      • NOT cellular phone or landline
      • Telephone line should be used for immediate emergency calls (such as calling 119 for ambulance or rescue team.)
      • The family members who live overseas SHOULD NOT call your love one in Japan. Please save the phone lines for rescue purpose.
  • Buy a portable radio and batteries
  • Don't leave any easy-to-be-flown objects outside of your house
  • Check the weather forecast extra carefully and more frequently
  • Expect the delays or cancellations of the public transportation and road closure

What not to do

  • Don't go close to river.
  • Don't go close to ocean.
  • Don't go close to mountain or cliff where the possibility of landslides.
  • Don't do anything that you are not 100% sure that it's safe

When the situation gets serious

  • Evacuate before dark
  • Don't hesitate to evacuate if you feel threatened. Don't wait for the warnings from the authorities.
  • Do not evacuate after dark, try to stay inside of the building
    • You may fall into the hidden opened manholes or trench
  • If you're too late to evacuate, try to stay in the higher place
  • If there is cliff behind your house, stay on the other side of the cliff
  • Don't hesistate to call 119 if you feel threatened

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Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world.
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