Due to the strong winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern, snow is intermittently increasing mainly from Hokkaido to the Chugoku region on the Sea of ​​Japan side.

Snow is expected to continue on the 24th, mainly on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and it is necessary to be vigilant about the impact of heavy snow and blizzards on traffic.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a winter-type atmospheric pressure pattern is strengthening near Japan, and strong cold air is flowing into the sky, and snow continues to fall mainly from Hokkaido to the Chugoku region on the Sea of ​​Japan side.

From the night of the 23rd to the morning of the 24th, it snowed intermittently in Yamagata, Niigata, and Hokuriku prefectures, with snow exceeding 50 centimeters in 12 hours until 4:00 am.

At 4:00 a.m., it was

▽ 1 meter 51 centimeters in Oguni Town, Yamagata Prefecture,

▽ 60 centimeters in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture,

▽ 59 centimeters in Nagataki, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, and

▽ 30 centimeters in Niigata City. .

The wind was strong nationwide, and on the 24th, the maximum instantaneous wind speed

of 27.8 meters in Kanazawa City

and 26.6 meters in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido was observed.

What is the forecast for heavy snow?

On the 24th, there is a risk of heavy snow mainly on the Sea of ​​Japan side of Kyushu from Hokkaido, and snow is expected to intensify on the Pacific side, mainly along the mountains.

After that, the winter-type pressure pattern will continue, so snow is expected to fall mainly in northern Japan and Hokuriku until Monday, the 26th.

Strong winds continue, mainly in coastal areas nationwide, and on the 24th there is a risk of a blizzard with absolutely no visibility on the Sea of ​​Japan side.

The ocean is expected to be turbulent, especially on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and on the Pacific side of Hokkaido, the tide level is expected to rise from early afternoon to early evening on the 24th.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has called for heavy snowfall and blizzards to stagnate cars and other impacts on traffic, as well as typhoons, high waves, and high tides.

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

Also, be careful of snow falling from the roof, falls while walking due to frozen road surfaces, and power outages due to snow accumulating on power lines.