There are times where we are unable to comprehend the forces of Mother Nature. For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at this interesting phenomenon called “Guerrilla Rainstorm ゲリラ豪雨” that was captured on the Tokyo Sky Tree on 1 Sep 2012.
You can see that only a small part of the Tokyo city is experience large amount of rainfall. The phenomenon is thought to be a result of rapid development of cumulonimbus clouds near urban areas caused by a combination of heat islands and local winds. The rainstorms have proven incredibly difficult to predict (hence the name “guerilla”) and are known for causing flash floods in urban areas.
Image Credit: RocketNews24