Meteorological Agency supercomputer glitch affects data distribution
The Japan Meteorological Agency said Tuesday that a cooling system glitch affected its supercomputers, interrupting data the agency distributes to private weather information service companies.
The agency said that the malfunction occurred at 8:40 p.m. on Monday and lasted until 9 a.m. Tuesday, affecting hourly atmospheric analysis data. This in turn caused an interruption to provision of professional-use data, such as that used in numerical weather prediction maps, the agency said on its website.
TBS reported Wednesday that normal service was resumed by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Announcements of information about earthquakes, tsunami and weather warnings were reportedly not affected in the incident.