Persisting rains at the start of July 2021 in Japan are bringing a natural disaster in the Tokyo region, Japan.
After record amounts of 72 hours (3-day) precipitation, up to 805 mm in Hakone, 560 mm in Gotenba, and 535 in Mikura, what are new all-time records for July or for the whole year (!), a deadly mudslide hit Atami, Izusan district, southeastern Honshu, not so far from the Japanese capital.
Several dead and extremely big amount of possible missing is from the city reported - 148 missing are according to the newest information possible.
In the attached videos on Twitter below the content of the article are drastic - on the videos, we should see a large amount of mud with water sweeping everything from the streets of the city. Cars in front of mudslide hadn´t any chance.
By heavy rains was hit the most just the Tokyo region, according to infographics from Japan's meteorological service, but the worst situation was westward from Tokyo.
Only in Tokyo, around 240 mm of rain fell in 5 days, between 29. June and 3. July 2021, but more extensive damages aren´t reported.
Moreover, the next heavy rains in Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan are possible thanks to the Tropical depression 96W Invest in the next days /forecast will be updated in the following Mkweather article/.
According to the wxcharts.com forecast tool, heavy rainfall is forecasted for South Korea, North Korea, NE China, and large parts of northern portions of Japanese islands, until 20. July 2021.