Westpacwx.com | The #1 source for Typhoon and Severe Weather Coverage in East Asia
 
Radar at time of Tornado

TORNADO RIPS APART HOMES IN WESTERN JAPAN

Western Japan has been battered by continued storms the past 24hrs due to a stationary front lingering over the country combined with moisture from whats left of Typhoon Megi over Eastern China.   The rainfall has been extreme with all time records being broke over 400mm in Nagasaki. But one thing that stood out this morning is the report of a tornado that damaged several homes in Fukuoka. The tornado injured one person a 50 year old man who was hit with debris in his chest.   It formed around 8:40pm during a particularly intense storm that was riding in off the east china sea.   Today ...

Read More

TYPHOON MEGI HITS TAIWAN ; LIVE UPDATES

  Megi has slammed in to Taiwan leaving 4 dead and 160 injured.  The storm has brought damage across most of the island blocking roads, knocking out power and shutting off power supplies.   Today South Eastern China including Guangdong and Fujian will also see a flood threat much like we seen with Nepartak and Meranti. Unlike Meranti which weakened and turned north, Megi will take a more westerly track lingering in the region while weakening and thus dropping most of its potential rainfall over the area increasing the threat of floods.   Check Latest Satellite Imagery Here  Check Radar Imagery Here Latest Track from the WMO JMA 0700 WEDNESDAY ...

Read More

Total Snowfall Reports Per Year

JAPAN WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK ; MORE SNOW EXPECTED

The 2015/2016 Winter Ski/Snowboard Season in Japan was well shy of a average year for the country famous for its deep snow packs. In fact it was some of the lowest snow totals in over a decade across many mountains of central Honshu.  BUT, for those who put up with the below than average snow be happy, this coming winter might be the flip side of the proverbial snow coin.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oe7_GIoOBc THE FORECAST JMA at this time along with overall guidance shows average to slightly above average snow total for the sea of Japan coastline from Hokkaido through Hokoriku with well above average south west ...

Read More

Rainfall Threat in Taiwan on NHKWORLD

MEGI THE 5TH STRONG TYPHOON TO SLAM TAIWAN IN 2 YEARS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOwqX4djV8&feature=youtu.be Residents across Taiwan are bracing for yet another major typhoon to hit the island this year. Actually this could be the 5th “Super Typhoon” or “Violent Typhoon” to hit Taiwan in the past 2 years following Dujuan, Nepartak, Soudelor, and Meranti.   Megi is set to slam in to central Taiwan Tuesday morning as a “Very Strong” typhoon with winds 95G135kts in its inner eye wall. Hualien City looks to take some of the worst of the storm as of now but as we have seen in the past the mountains of Taiwan and the friction associated with them tend to move ...

Read More

MEGI INTENSIFIES NEARING TAIWAN

MEGI INTENSIFIES NEARING TAIWAN

Severe Tropical Storm Megi continues to intensify this Saturday and likely being upgraded to a typhoon in the near future. This update we break down where its going and how strong it could get. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJGZwyVj2jg

Read More