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Warning issued for Gifu, Nagano prefectures as torrential rain lashes central Japan

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By Charly TRIBALLEAU

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In my 30 years here I have never before seen such dangerous weather warning issued. Looks black on the map.

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Everyone please stay safe.

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The fact is extreme heat, heavy rain, strong wind have become frequent occurrences. The depressive part is we seemingly can't do anything to prevent them now..

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After 2 days of heavy rain, in Hiroshima suddenly the temperature got really high, then from friday morning until saturday more heavy rain is expected to fall.

And I cant imagine how its going to be when typhons start to come to Japan in the next few days.

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The Shinano River is the longest, widest, deepest in the country.

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As I was leaving home to work this morning here in Okazaki-shi, Aichi, it was pouring! Never seen Yahagi river so wide.

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"Japan is in the middle of its annual rainy season, which frequently unleashes deadly floods and landslides."

This is not true. The "plum rains" are usually quite gentle. The total rainfall in this so-called "rainy season" is always less than August, for example. This is truly exceptional and obviously a sign of things to come with global warming.

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@Waddo

"Japan is in the middle of its annual rainy season, which frequently unleashes deadly floods and landslides."

This is not true. The "plum rains" are usually quite gentle. The total rainfall in this so-called "rainy season" is always less than August, for example. This is truly exceptional and obviously a sign of things to come with global warming.

I agree with you, but it's not just now, or just this year. I lived in the Gifu area last year, and during this same time the rainfall was just unbelievable sometimes. Never in my life have I seen so much water come down from the sky at once. There were also quite sudden, very violent and big thunderstorms.

I had to walk to work then, walking in between a mountain wall and a small river, and I was genuinely scared, if there would be a mudslide. Either it would bury me under it, and/or toss me into the river, and there would be nothing I could do about it. My employer ignored my concerns.

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The total rainfall in this so-called "rainy season" is always less than August, for example. 

I don't think that's the case. The data at the link below shows June and July average rainfall over the last 5 years (2015-2019) as higher than August.

https://www.data.jma.go.jp/obd/stats/etrn/view/monthly_s3_en.php?block_no=47401&view=13

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Apologies. That link shows rainfall at specific locations. But of you look at some of the data for some random locations, you can see June and July rainfalls are generally much higher than August.

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Wow, we have a meteorologist in our midst, WADDO. How nice of you to take time off your busy job predicting weather and join us here.

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I wish every one safe and I pray not to happen such incidents again.

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2020: a vintage year.

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