Blizzard conditions expected in northern Japan

Up to 40 centimeters of snow is expected in some areas of the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku.

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Weather officials are advising caution as rapidly developing low pressure systems are expected to bring strong winds and snow to northern Japan and other areas.

They say some areas may see blizzard conditions.

A gust of more than 110 kilometers an hour was recorded in Kushiro in Hokkaido early Monday morning.

The 2 low pressure systems near Japan are expected to combine into one, and grow stronger over waters north of Hokkaido on Monday evening.

Up to 40 centimeters of snow is expected in some areas of the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku.

The Meteorological Agency has warned of winds of up to around 100 kilometers an hour through Tuesday over waters off Hokkaido and Tohoku.

It has also warned of rough seas and high waves.

Source and image: NHK
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