From Sunday evening into Monday morning, Tokyo and eastern Japan was pummeled by powerful Typhoon Faxi. While the system now is moving eastward offshore, it is leaving behind extremely hot and muggy weather.
Read on as we cover this week's forecast and more!
What's the weather like in Tokyo? Forecast for September 9-15: Showers, Hot, Humid!
The greater Tokyo area will be seeing overcast skies for much of the week, with showers Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Despite the overcast skies, do be sure to remember to wear sun protection, since UV can still make things uncomfortable!
Daytime temperatures will be hot, reaching up to the lower 30s°C (lower 90s°F). Evening lows will be in the mid-20s°C (upper 70s°F).
What clothes to pack for Tokyo in September?
・Pack for a hot summer!
・Short-sleeved shirts and shorts or jeans, with breathable socks and comfortable sneakers or walking shoes are recommended.
・Sunblock and/or a hat is suggested, especially if you have sensitive skin. Don't forget your sunglasses!
・Stay hydrated don't exert yourself too much while traveling, to avoid heatstroke.
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#Tokyo’s eastern neighborhood of Ningyocho after powerful #typhoon #Faxai pummeled the area. Fortunate that we didn’t have incredible amounts of damage, though transport has been something of a mess this morning. If you’re traveling around eastern Japan, be sure to check transportation websites (e.g. JR, Tokyo Metro) before you head out to know what delays to expect.
Volcanic alert level still elevated for Mount Hakone
From May 19, 2019, Japan's Meteorological Agency decided to raise the volcanic alert level for Mt. Hakone, to a level of 2 on a scale of 5. This decision comes after the number of volcanic earthquakes increased. It is advising that people not approach the crater.
To place this in context: the last time the alert status had been raised was in 2015, when the alert level was raised to 3, warning people not to approach a larger area around the volcano due to small eruptions. Prior to this, geological evidence suggests the mountain last erupted some 800 years ago.
Hakone Ropeway services have been suspended between Sounzan and Togendai stations and a temporary bus service is running instead. At present, services outside this area are unaffected and are running on regular schedules. If you are visiting the Hakone area, however, you may experience some transportation delays due to congestion. Note that the warnings currently are only for the Mount Hakone area and there are no warnings related to the Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) area.
For updated information on the Hakone Ropeway, refer to the official website at: www.hakoneropeway.co.jp.
What's the weather like in Japan? Weather Forecast for September 9-15
Looking at the weather forecast for the rest of Japan, most areas will also be seeing overcast skies and rather hot temperatures.
Hokkaido and the north country are expected to see overcast skies throughout the week. Daytime highs will be very warm, around the upper 20s°C. Evening temperatures will be warm, in the upper teens/low 20s°C.
The greater Osaka and Kyoto area are also expected to see partly cloudy skies through the week. Temperatures will be hot, with highs in the low 30s°C and lows in the mid 20s°C.
As for Okinawa, muggy weather is forecast, with partly cloudy skies expected for much of the week in Naha. Showers are forecast for Monday. Temperatures are expected to be hot, with highs in the low 30s℃.
Typhoon forecast for Japan
Powerful typhoon Faxi is continuing to head eastward and off the coast of Japan. Rough surf can be expected as a result. No additional typhoon warnings or watches have been issued.
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Source for forecast and images: Japan Meteorological Agency website / http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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