We have more international weather headlines with heavy rain impacting Japan, hot weather in India and above normal temperatures across north eastern China and Korea.
Heavy rain continues across Japan due to an active cold front progressing eastwards. Rain and high humidity hit Tuesday morning in central Tokyo.
The heaviest rainfall will be as in Shizuoka with more than 100mm/12hr on Tuesday. Rain in southern Kyushu will end by Tuesday, but since there is high accumulation so far, attention must be paid to debris flow. A heavy rain warning has been issued in Miyazaki.
Totals well over 100mm are forecast and in some regions around half a metre of rain has already fallen in recent days.
The heat continues with central India experiencing temperatures above 45 degrees in the days ahead. Yes, this is above normal for this time of the year…although it is only a few degrees Celsius above normal. Here are some bullet points for Wednesday’s weather:
Dust storms/thunderstorm and scattered rain likely over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Isolated rain possible over Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
Max temperatures of 45C or more are likely over Maharashtra and Telangana.
Max temperatures of 40C or more are likely over Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Air qualities will be poor or very poor across the country, especially in major cities like Delhi.
A warmer than average trend will continue on this week widely over Japan but much more so across Korea and north eastern China (Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang provinces).
Generally speaking temperatures are 4 to 8 degrees Celsius above normal for this time of year.
This heat builds over the coming days.
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