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)