Record setting heavy rains continue but letup may be in sight - JapanUpdate.com
Soggy best describes Okinawa, and weather forecasters say the heaviest rains in more than three decades aren’t finished dropping on the island.
Rainfall totals are at 30 inches for the month, with most of it coming since June 11th. The official total going into last weekend was 28.6” and forecasts call for skies to stay dark until midweek. Officials at the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory say last week’s rainfall was the most in the past 30 years.
Okinawa’s normal June precipitation total is 8.3”, according to the Meteorological Observatory. A slight break could come during the weekend, but don’t bet on it. Kadena’s weather team is not too optimistic. As rains continue, there’s a good chance totals will exceed the 1975 total of 37.6”, the second highest monthly total ever. The June rainfall record was set in 1969, with 45.1”.