Weather Alert-East Asia

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Two storm systems are currently affecting East Asia and, once again, bringing large amounts of rainfall to areas that have already been dealing with heavy rainfall and flooding.

Tropical Storm Jangmi brought torrential rains to already saturated South Korea late Monday and is now headed toward western Japan before moving north northeast through the Sea of Japan and brushing southeastern Russia and western Hokkaido before dissipating.

Tropical Storm Mekkhala formed west of the Philippines over the weekend and turned into a Tropical Storm by Monday morning. China’s eastern Fujian Province activated a level-III emergency response, the third-highest, while Mekkhala continues to approach Fujian. It is expected to bring heavy rains and strong gales to the coastal province. Taiwan is expecting thunderstorms, heavy rains, and winds, affecting the southern and southwestern regions, and possibly central Taiwan.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides, mudslides and flooding

  • Dangerous river levels

  • Gusty winds

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier and airport

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

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

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

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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