Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Japan is covered with heavy clouds


By the time every school is off for a month-long-vacation, the rainy season throughout Japan is supposed to be over and we were going to be ready for a sunny summer. But this year something is different. The seasonal rain front normally would have subsided by this time of the year but this time it remains over western Japan.

According to the meteorological agency, the humid and wet air from the East China Sea makes thick and wet clouds over northern Kyushu are and stimulates the rain front. This humid air is blocking a high pressure area over the Pacific from covering Japan. As a result we have a longer period of rainy days than usual and what was worse, the rainfall has been quite heavy and has brought about serious natural disasters such as huge landslides and floods mainly in western part of Japan.


In some area of Kyushu, the rain poured so hard in a short period of time and recorded more than its monthly rainfall.


Nagoya, where I live in, locates just about in the center of Japan but still we've had rainy days over this weekend and it pours so hard all of a sudden sometimes with a thunder.
Many people including me believe this is not a simple matter of natural disaster.
Man has been disturbing the principles of the nature. That brings about crucial negative phenomena here and there on the earth. How far are we going?

We're sorry for those people in Kyushu area who were damaged, threatened, injured and were killed by this wild rainfall. Hope that the weather will be settled down pretty soon. We don't want any more people injured and dead.
(all the images are from The Japan Time on Line)

7 comments:

Little Miss Tiara said...

omg, even something that used to be blessing like rainfall can be so damaging these days, that's scary since I love the rain, I hope you're doing alright...

I think yeah, global warming and all, when I was in Bali, which was supposed to be our summer vacation, I spent the last two nights under the rain :S I couldn't enjoy the sunset properly.

Little Miss Tiara said...

p.s I know summer is actually rainy but... :S the rain was no summer rain at all... ha!

Anya said...

So many rain :(
I send you al little sunshine ^__^

Dionne said...

I agree with Tiara - rain can be such a great thing to replenish the land, but then too much of it is very scary. I will keep all those effected in my prayers.

It rains here in Houston during the Summer also, which reminds me of my home back in Australia. California is the opposite. I lived there 7 years, and probably only saw rain 10 times a year!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Oh dear...
It's so strange, how the world is...where we are is extremely dry now! Farmers in the US are effected by the drought. Hope people effected are well taken care of... Life on earth is fragile indeed~

xo*

photojoy said...

Hi, there. Thank you all for leaving kind messages. Thanks to your prayers, we had a very sunny day today. Boy, it was hot and turned to be one of the hottest days in this summer! The temperature went up as high as 32 C degree(88 F) here in Nagoya.
Tomorrow, the weather will be rainy again! Weird!

katztales said...

Japan is always having floods, slides, earth quakes, tornadoes.... you seem to live in a very dangerous place. Purring for you and those poor people caught in the troubles...