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Heavy rain kilos southwest Japan, raises catastrophe dangers

TOKYO, July 1 (Xinhua) — Japanese climate officers stated on Saturday that heavy rain is pounding the southwestern Japanese area of Kyushu in addition to Yamaguchi Prefecture, urging folks to remain alert for landslides and flooding.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) stated heat, moist air from the south is flowing right into a entrance close to the primary island of Honshu, making atmospheric circumstances extraordinarily unstable in western and jap Japan.

Bands of heavy rain clouds have developed, inflicting downpours in Yamaguchi, with the JMA warning extra might develop within the space in addition to Kyushu.

Rainfall within the 24-hour interval by way of Sunday morning is predicted to succeed in as much as 200 millimeters in northern and southern Kyushu, 180 millimeters in Tokai, 150 millimeters in Kinki, and 120 millimeters in Shikoku and Kanto-Koshin, it stated.

The JMA warned of landslides, flooding in low-lying areas, swollen rivers, lightning, and powerful winds together with tornadoes.

One particular person is unaccounted for after mud swept away a home in Oita Prefecture, public broadcaster NHK reported Saturday.

Unstable climate circumstances are anticipated to proceed by way of Saturday, bringing downpours and lightning, in keeping with the JMA.