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Hail, heavy rain lash Kanto region

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A sudden downpour drenched the Kanto region on Sunday afternoon. Lightning and thunder were followed by hailstorms and heavy rain in Tokyo and five neighboring prefectures.

Tokyo recorded around 55 millimeters of rain between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Power outages were reported in several wards as well as parts of Ibaraki Prefecture, Fuji TV reported, adding that power had been restored by 6 p.m.

The meteorological agency said unstable atmospheric conditions have been bringing heavy rain to southwest and east Japan over the past few days.

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Good gods! - Excellent Photo! -
16 ( +18 / -2 )

That strike, a little more to the left, would have been more ominous.

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Yeah, it came out of nowhere. My kid was walking the dog and they both got soaked.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Yeah, it came out of nowhere.

I barely had time to close the windows. it was crazy.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Pow! Crackaboom! Good times.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

No Thunderstruck to the Olympic Singe !!

Missed away there !!

This lighting is symbolized an unlucky games open under the pandemic !!

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Quite surprising and inconvenient but fortunately not that long, I was fortunate since no power outage happened in my building but the TV antena was damaged by the hail so no reception for the rest of the day.

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While predicted by the weather app, it was quite sudden and violent. The kids were scared of the thunder, but then they were intrigued by the hail, especially since quite big chunks fell down. Luckily, no damage. I think Tokyo has not experienced such a violent hail storm in a few years.

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That's an amazing Picture

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The meteorological agency said unstable atmospheric conditions have been bringing heavy rain to southwest and east Japan over the past few days.

Likely a result of climate change. Cooler temperatures all around lately. It's cool in Japan today.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Still rather have heavy rains and floods than scorching heat, drought and fire.

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Clearly the GODS of Olympus are NOT HAPPY!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Climate change.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

As my father who grew up on a farm in the Canadian prairies used to say, “a good rain keeps the dust down.” We don’t get enough rain in Tokyo as is, so this rain was very much appreciated.

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Cameron, were you in Tokyo the last month or so? It's been raining almost daily, so no much appreciation from me.

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What a cracking photo.

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