“These conditions will prevail through at least Sunday. The main factor affecting Jebi’s strength over the next couple of days will be one or more hard-to-predict eyewall replacement cycles (ERCs), each of which could dent Jebi’s intensity slightly for a day or so. One ERC appeared to be already under way on Friday. In addition, Jebi’s upper-level outflow may become more constricted by Sunday and Monday.” … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
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AccuWeather President and Founder Joel N. Myers warned that the death toll "will climb into the thousands before the heat wave ends." elderly, who are less able to adapt to temperature changes and may take medications that inhibit the body’s thermoregulation capacity. Japan has over 2 million people aged 90 and above. … [Read more...] about Japan Heat Wave Officially Declared Natural Disaster as 65 Dead and More Than 22,000 Hospitalized
Japan’s heat wave has also renewed concerns about the country’s ability to host the next Summer Olympics, which are scheduled for July and August 2020. Earlier this month, a representative of the International Olympic Committee said steps were being taken to minimize the impact of Japan’s summer heat on the Games, the Wall Street Journal reported. Announcements have already been made that some outdoor events, such as the marathon, will be held at earlier hours than usual to avoid the heat. … [Read more...] about Death toll climbs as Japan swelters under record heat
As of Sunday, Typhoon Lan was maintaining a sustained wind speed of 100 mph, which made it a Category 2 storm. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, more than 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. The authorities are keeping a close watch on the progress of the typhoon and another 2.2 million homes have been placed under advisory for immediate evacuation if required. … [Read more...] about Typhoon Lan Videos Show Ferocious Winds And Heavy Rain In Japan
Although Jebi isn’t expected to be nearly as strong when it reaches Japan, it is still predicted to arrive in the country at typhoon intensity on Tuesday. Continuing into Wednesday, the storm will likely sweep north-northeast as far as Hokkaido, becoming a tropical storm. … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Heads for Japan As 20,000 Ordered to Evacuate Due to Flooding