Japan’s new emergency disaster warning system provided more detail on imminent disaster

The Japan Meteorological Agency launched a special emergency warning system on Friday that provides more information than existing warnings and advisories of imminent disaster risks.

When issuing the heightened warnings, the agency will warn residents in areas that are forecast to be affected to evacuate or take protective measures immediately.

The agency developed the system by drawing on lessons learned from a monster typhoon that hit the Kii Peninsula, western Japan, in September 2011 and torrential rain in the northern Kyushu region, southwestern Japan, in July last year, both of which caused deaths.


El Nino to emerge this summer according to Japan Meteorological Agency

Japan’s weather bureau said on Tuesday its climate models indicate there is a strong possibility the El Nino weather pattern, which is often linked to heavy rainfall and droughts, will emerge this summer.

The Japan Meteorological Agency changed the language in its monthly assessment of the six-month outlook for El Nino that it used in June, when it said it was more likely that normal weather patterns would prevail in Asia through to December.

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