Due to the strong winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern, snow has intensified on the Sea of ​​Japan side of western Japan and eastern Japan, and on the Pacific Ocean side of Hokkaido.

From now on, the snow will intensify in various places, and it will be heavy snow mainly on the Sea of ​​Japan side of northern Japan and western Japan around Monday on the 26th. Please refrain from going out unnecessarily.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern is gradually strengthening from the west around Japan, and strong cold air is flowing into the sky, and snow is intensifying in western Japan, eastern Japan on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and Hokkaido on the Pacific Ocean side.

In the three hours until 4:00 a.m. , 19 centimeters

of snow fell in Hiruzen

, Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture

, 18 centimeters in Shirataki, Engaru Town, Hokkaido, and 16 centimeters in Takinoue Town, Hokkaido.

The wind became stronger, and around midnight, the maximum instantaneous wind speed of 42.7 meters was observed at Cape Erimo in Hokkaido.

Around the 26th, in heavy rain with strong snow and wind

This is the outlook for the future.

Beginning with Niigata Prefecture, which has already experienced heavy snowfall, northern Japan, eastern Japan, and the Sea of ​​Japan side of western Japan are expected to experience severe weather with strong snow and winds around the 26th.

Due to the strong cold air flowing over a wide area for a long period of time, there is a risk of heavy snowfall mainly along the mountains on the Pacific side of western Japan and the Tokai region, and even on the flatlands.

The amount of snow falling in the 24 hours until the evening of the 23rd is

▽1 meter in Hokuriku,

▽80 cm in Niigata and Chugoku regions , ▽

60 cm in Hokkaido, Tohoku, and Tokai,

▽50 cm in Kinki, and

▽Shikoku and Kyushu .

It is expected to be

40 cm in northern Kyushu and 20 cm in southern Kyushu.

Furthermore, in the 24 hours until the evening of the 24th,

▽ 60 to 80 cm in Tohoku, Hokuriku, Niigata Prefecture, and Tokai,

▽ 50 to 70 cm in Kinki and Chugoku regions,

▽ 40 to 60 cm in Kanto Koshin,

▽ It ranges from 30 to 50 cm in Hokkaido and

20 to 40 cm in Shikoku and northern Kyushu.

The wind also strengthened, and the maximum wind speed on the 23rd

was 25 meters in Hokkaido, Hokuriku, and Niigata Prefecture,

23 meters in Tohoku, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and southern

Kyushu, and 20 meters in Kanto, Koshin, Tokai, and northern Kyushu. It is expected that the maximum instantaneous wind speed in these areas will be 30 to 35 m/s.

The ocean is expected to be very stormy, especially on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and the tide level is expected to rise on the Pacific side of Hokkaido, raising the risk of flooding in low-lying areas due to storm surges.

The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for people to be alert to heavy snowfall and blizzards that can cause traffic to get stuck, as well as storms, high waves, and storm surges.

In addition to the long-lasting effects of snow over a wide area, there is a risk of blizzards in some areas where there is no visibility at all.

In areas where heavy snowfall and blizzards are expected, please check the latest weather information and refrain from going out unnecessarily.

It is also necessary to be careful of power outages due to snow accumulating on power lines.