Due to the strengthening of the winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern, there is a risk of heavy snow from the 22nd to around Monday, the 26th, mainly from northern Japan to the Sea of Japan side of western Japan.
Even in Niigata Prefecture, where heavy snow has already fallen, the snowfall is expected to strengthen again and the impact will be prolonged, so please proceed with preparations early in each region.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern is expected to intensify around Japan from the 22nd to the 26th, and strong cold air is expected to flow in.
As a result, heavy snow and strong winds are expected mainly from northern Japan to the Sea of Japan side of western Japan, and there is also a risk of heavy snow on the Pacific side, mainly along the mountains, and even on the flatlands.
The amount of snow that will fall in the 24 hours until the morning of the 23rd
is expected to be
60 centimeters in the Chugoku region and 50 centimeters in the Hokkaido and Hokuriku regions.
Furthermore, the amount of snow that will fall in the 24 hours until the morning of the 24th
is expected to range from 70
to 100 centimeters in the Hokuriku region
, 60 to 80 centimeters in the Tohoku and Tokai regions, and 50 to 70 centimeters in the Chugoku region.
The snow is accompanied by strong winds, and the maximum wind speed expected on the 22nd is
23 meters in Hokkaido, and
20 meters in the Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kinki, Chugoku, and northern Kyushu regions. It is expected to reach from meters to 35 meters.
The Japan Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism are wary of the impact on traffic, such as cars getting stuck due to heavy snow and blizzards, and are calling for refraining from going out unnecessarily and urgently after the snow gets stronger.
The effects of snow may continue for a long time.
Please check the latest weather information and make preparations now, such as revising your outing plans in areas where heavy snow is expected.