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JApan Weather Alert

Updated on 21 October 2019

The Situation:

Tropical Rainstorm Neoguri is forecast to hit central and eastern Honshu into Tuesday with

rounds of heavy rain, which could be about 1-3 inches. Typically, minor impacts would be

expected; however, the area is already saturated from Typhoon Hagibis and heavy rains

from last week, increasing the risk for landslides and flooding.

A second major storm, Typhoon Bualoi, may track near Japan later in week. Currently, the

typhoon is forecast to remain east of mainland Japan and into the sea, but may bring more

rounds of heavy rain.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding in already saturated areas

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program for updates from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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