JAPAN is currently being hit by strong winds and heavy rain while Typhoon Shanshan is currently rampaging across the Pacific Ocean. But why is Japan being battered by so many natural disasters this year?
“The high temperatures are just part of a near-global heatwave, which is undoubtedly rooted in global warming. Climate change is also implicated in the formation of more powerful and wetter typhoons, which frequently strike the country.”
This week, Japan has been threatened with more bad weather as Typhoon Shanshan formed in the Pacific Ocean.
However, the storm is no longer a “strong typhoon’ due to the wind slowing down after it mostly avoided Tokyo and moved slowly away north off the Pacific coast.
Strong winds are expected in northeastern coastal areas, as well as stormy conditions on Friday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency is now warning heavy rain could also be on its way in the eastern and northeastern regions.