Around my home, the rain suddenly ended. I was quite surprised. It’s warmer now, too. There’s blue sky to the west, which is a good sign. As for the flooding, I was in for a surprise. The first picture is next to my apartment. It’s usually about 4 metres down to water level. It’s now almost cresting. The Hikiji River, which I mentioned before, is also very high. More than halfway up to the street level. I’ve never seen the rivers like this before.
Now, I’m waiting at the train station. All lines are stopped at the moment. Not sure when they’ll start.
Things just got serious. There are evacuation orders for Fujisawa around the Hikiji and Sakai rivers, mainly closer to the ocean. It does not affect my area, though I live somewhat near the Hikiji River. As you can see with the forecast, the rain is 50 mm/h. That is incredibly heavy! No wonder there are flood warnings.
Anyway, all of this should be over in the next hour or so.
Really quick update. The rain has been getting heavier outside, and I wouldn’t want to be out in it. My weather radar app shows no rain around here, but I’m guessing that the rain is so heavy that the radar is scattered too much to detect the rain this far from the antenna. Wow.
The typhoon is here, and that rain is very heavy out there. Almost no wind, though. I’m a bit surprised. The radar pictures shows no rain here, but it actually is quite heavy rain, as you can see in the screenshot of the weather forecast app. I’ve heard most trains are stopped. How do I get to work on time?
It’s late at night and the typhoon approaches. It won’t be here until morning, but it’s still raining a lot and the wind is pretty noisy. What’s interesting is that the rain is forecasted to be coming down at 38 mm/hour at 9 am. That’s very heavy rain. I’ll update in the morning.