At 10:55 a.m. on August 13th, the Fukui Local Meteorological Office announced a heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Fukui City, Sakai City, Eiheiji Town, Echizen Town, Sabae City, Ikeda Town, Tsuruga City, and Mihama Town.
The heavy rain warning in Awara City, and the heavy rain warning & landslide caution across Ono City, Katsuyama City, Echizen City, and Minamiechizen Town continue to remain active.
Going into August 14th, there is a forecast of a downpour of up to 40 millimeters within an hour, accompanied with lightning. Over a two-day period until the afternoon of the 14th, many areas within Fukui Prefecture could accumulate up to 200~300 millimeters of rainfall. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office is advised to exercise caution and remain alert for landslides, lower regions becoming submerged in water, rising water levels within rivers, and flooding.
Twelve Days Earlier Than a Normal Year
On March 22nd, the Fukui Local Meteorological Office reported that cherry blossoms have bloomed. Since observational records began from 1953, this is the earliest the flowers have bloomed, 12 days sooner compared to an average year.
Fukui Local Meteorological Office, Predicted 10~20cm of Snow for Level Ground Areas
Due to the strengthening winter pressure pattern over Fukui Prefecture, January 19th has the potential to see heavy snow, particularly among the mountainous areas.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, the cold front is forecasted to pass through northern Japan on January 18th. In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of today, many level ground areas within the Reihoku region will accumulate 10cm of snow, and the mountainous areas of Reihoku, as well as Okuetsu, to accumulate 20cm of snow. The level ground areas of Reinan are expected to accumulate 2~5cm of snow, with the mountainous areas to accumulate 10cm.
In a 24-hour snowfall forecast, until 6:00 p.m. of January 19th, level ground areas within Fukui Prefecture are expected to accumulate 10~20cm of snow, with the mountainous areas potentially accumulating 30~50cm of snow.
According to a weather forecast by the Fukui Local Meteorological Office (reported on 5:00 p.m. of January 17th), the Reihoku region will be snowy with some clouds, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. The Reinan region is to be cloudy, with rain or snow during the morning and evening, and in various areas, accompanied with lightning from the early afternoon. For the 19th, the Reihoku region is expected to see cloudy weather with occasional snow.
January 10th Fukui Local Meteorological Office Report, Chance of Temporarily Growing Stronger
On January 10th, in a Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters meeting at 6:00 a.m. in the Fukui Prefectural Office, chief of the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, Tadaharu Nakamura, reported that over the period of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., most level ground areas within the Reihoku region will accumulate 15 centimetres of snow. He further explained that “there is a forecast for the snow-laden clouds (over the prefecture) to gradually disperse”.
At the same time, there is a forecast for more snow-laden clouds to enter the region at around 6:00 p.m. of January 10th, but expressed that “although there is a chance for the snowfall to temporarily increase again, it will slow down again during the late evening”.
Regarding the current heavy snowfall alert, “there is a chance for the alert to be changed after 9:00 a.m.”.
January 8th 10:00am Report, Fukui Local Meteorological Office
On January 8th, according to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, during a 6-hour period until 9:00 a.m. of the same day in Ono City (Fukui Prefecture), 39 centimetres of snowfall was recorded. The Fukui Local Meteorological Office predicts strong winds to continue through the 9th, and advises caution when driving.
By 10:00 a.m. of this morning, snow accumulation measured at a depth of 90 centimetres in Ono City. In the Kuzuryu area of the city, 128 centimetres of snow was measured. Within Fukui Prefecture, heavy snowfall will continue intermittently through to the 9th, with a great amount of snow accumulating during those brief periods. Furthermore, until around the 10th, there is a heavy snowfall alert in various level ground and mountainous areas of the prefecture.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, by 10:00 a.m. of January 8th, the depth of accumulated snow measured are as follow:
Ono City – Kuzuryu: 128 cm
Ono City: 90 cm
Minamiechizen Town – Imajo: 57 cm
Fukui City: 33 cm
Tsuruga City: 9 cm
The amount of snowfall during the 12-hour period until 10:00 a.m. of January 8th are as follows:
Ono City: 45 cm
Ono City – Kuzuryu: 34 cm
Fukui City: 24 cm
Echizen City – Takefu: 23 cm
Tsuruga City: 5 cm