Strong Winds, Snow Forecast For Northern Japan

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A rapidly developing low pressure system is expected to bring high winds to Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido and the northeastern region of Tohoku.

Winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour are forecast in the areas through Monday, with maximum gusts of 126 kilometers per hour.

Weather officials are advising caution against storm surges in Hokkaido.
Snow is expected to intensify along the Sea of Japan coast, including Niigata Prefecture and the Hokuriku region, due to a strong winter pressure pattern.

The storm could disrupt airlines, trains and other public transport through Monday.


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