Japan’s meteorological agency says the low pressure system near Hokkaido along with a warm front is producing strong winds, rain and snow in northern Japan.
At Makkari Village in Hokkaido gusts of up to 151 kilometers an hour were recorded.
Weather officials warn that winds of up to 72 kilometers per hour are likely to continue till late Tuesday in northern Japan. They are also cautioning people against landslides, flooding and high waves at sea.
Meanwhile, warm southerly winds carried by the same system raised daytime temperatures in Kanto and other regions several hundred kilometers to south of Hokkaido.
Temperatures rose to 30.6 degrees Celsius in the inland city of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Tuesday. That’s Kanto’s hottest day of the year so far.
In Tokyo’s business district, temperatures of up to 25.7 degrees were logged.
Weather officials are warning people to beware of heatstroke and to drink water frequently.
Source and image: NHK