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Tropical storm drenches parts of Japan as it moves north

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, was told to brace for extremely heavy rainfall.

Certainly southwest of Tokyo but hardly "southwest Japan" as per the headline.

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Certainly southwest of Tokyo but hardly "southwest Japan" as per the headline.

Right. It will only rain in that particular prefecture and nowhere else. Weather is well known to respect prefectural boundaries.

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Hardly any rain here in Kyushu, i.e. southwest Japan.

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Oops, I think I misread the comment. They were talking about geography, not weather. My apologies if so.

Hardly any rain here in Kyushu, i.e. southwest Japan.

Congratulations. It's raining quite heavily here, north of Tokyo. It's almost as if different areas have different weather conditions.

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Nowhere in Japan is referring to it by the name.

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"Tropical Storm Meari"? NHK is calling it Typhoon Number 8...

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The US needs to stop naming Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones by name. There have been so many that we've already used up all the common names and now have to resort to names that no one is sure how to even read. The Japanese methof of using numbers makes more sense, not just because you'll never run out of numbers, but you know immediately how many typhoons have come this year just by hearing the name. Not syre how all other countries deal with this issue.

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Kind of strange, looking at the JMA map right now the centre of the typhoon is just off the coast of Aichi right now, but the weather outside is sunny and calm in Nagoya.

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It is not tropical storm. its a typhoon.

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Why people still insist on calling it a typhoon? Just do a little research and you can clearly see it's a tropical storm, soon to be downgraded to a tropical depression.

There is a reliable site: http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/tracker/dynamic/main.html

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@ifd

thank you for the link. No tv in my tent.

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Do you think Japan could spare some of that rain, we could do with it here! :)

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Why people still insist on calling it a typhoon?

Because it was a typhoon until it made land fall and it I'd causing alor of damage.

Dislike all you want a typhoon is a typho

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Why people still insist on calling it a typhoon?

Because it was a typhoon until it made land fall and it Is causing alor of damage.

Dislike all you want a typhoon is a typhoon. Don't undermine dangerous weather by calling it a tropical storm when it wasn't.

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Just waiting for it to be called climate change, weather is so old fashioned

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The US downgrades hurricane naming if wind velocity falls below 74/miles per hour. Japan keeps its designation. Also uses number system.

I like the US naming of hurricanes. Japan had a very severe typhoon a few years ago, named Typhoon Jebi. Do you remember the number? Of course not. Also, I like the drama the US gives to natural events. Japan makes designations dry and boring, like scientific laboratory talk.

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I love storms and rain...beats the heat.

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GuruMick

Right on. And it’s always typhoons that break the heat pattern each summer. So, thank God for typhoons - if not too strong ( and they usually aren’t).

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Ossan,the US do not have anything in the naming of any storm system,the World Metrologist Organization do, Typhoon are in the Eastern hemisphere, Hurricane are in the Western Hemisphere Maybe you should call them Kamikaze Devine Winds

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Memory ,US do not name Hurricane,they go from a Inverse to Cat ,5,our weather system is the best in the world ,I wish the US help others with their weather

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European nations like Spain are considering naming heatwaves .

I remember the cyclones in Australia by name, as they generate mind boggling surf on the east coast from mid Queensland down.

Google "Cyclone Oma, Noosa Point ' for a recent example.

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Yrrai

The US names hurricanes in alphabetical order each year, alternating with male and female names ( originally, only female names were used). “Category” is for rating the strength of the hurricane and has no relation to naming.

“Typhoons” are for East Asia, but “cyclones” are for Australia and South Asia.

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I know about hurricane,I been through a few of them, The US do not name them Google National Hurricane Center Hurricane Name

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