And that’s not entirely unexpected: Japan is expected to see more heavy rainfall days, as well as typhoons, in a warmer world, a 2015 government report concluded.
As CNN noted, the 13 inches predicted to fall on Kyushu Island in southern Japan on Thursday amounts to what the region typically sees in a month.
Nearly 6 inches of rain that fell Wednesday is set to cause mudslides and deadly floods, reports the Japan Times.
Only 4,000 people had evacuated so far, and at least one person is already dead, BBC said. “The sound of the rain is so strong that it worries me,” an evacuee told Japan Today.
More than 1 million people are being ordered to evacuate from southern Japan as an onslaught of rain threatens their safety.
The fallout from last year’s floods in Japan.
Last summer, Japan saw its deadliest flood disaster in decades.
This level of rain is loosening the ground, per the Japan Meteorological Agency.