Typhoon Neoguri Heading to the Kansai Region

Neoguri is the name for typhoon number 8. The typhoon has already battered Okinawa and is now most likely heading toward the Kansai and Kanto regions of Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has predicted both regions to be directly in the a path of the typhoon. We will of course have to wait and see what happens.

The current weather in the Kyoto area of Kansai is cloudy, but no rain just yet. The air is also very calm and muggy. This is typical weather before a typhoon approaches. Later on this evening and tomorrow morning, winds are expected to pick up if the typhoon does come this way.

Visitors to the region need not be too alarmed. If the typhoon does come this way, the rain should be the only major problem. The wind should not be that powerful by the time it reaches Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto. Just make sure you bring a strong umbrella just in case and a change of clothes in case you get drenched by the rain.

Last year in September, this area saw another typhoon come directly over us. It left the area flooded as the rain in the mountains poured down and rain into the Kyoto and Osaka basins. Because there are many rivers running through the Kyoto area, the rivers rose to the point they overflowed their banks into city and town areas. Many homes and businesses incurred damage from the flooding.

This typhoon is not expected to leave as much rain behind.