As Tokyo is hot and humid, Olympic officials and athletes continue to struggle with the sweltering conditions. The tropical system brewing nearby can provide some relief, but it may also cause damage to the final days of the Olympics.
As the game in the Japanese capital proceeds, AccuWeather forecasters have been checking the tropical improvements in the northern Philippine Sea since the finish of July.
Regardless, the AccuWeather forecaster cautioned that hurricane Mirinae would in any case solely affect portions of southern Japan since it was followed close or momentarily in beachfront spaces of the Kanto district.
AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tony Zartman said:
“There was some rain reaching Tokyo on Friday night, but the rain is expected to be the highest from late Saturday to early Sunday.”
It is expected that the total rainfall in the southeastern northeast, Kanto, southern central, and southern coastal areas of Kansai will climb to 1-3 inches over the weekend, with AccuWeather Local StormMax™ 6 inches, the most.
Such rainfall in a short period of time can cause flash floods, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas, and mudslides in mountainous areas.
Wind gusts can reach 40-60 mph and are to the right of the location of the storm center.
Medal games for baseball, softball, beach volleyball, canoe sprinting, football, and golf are all scheduled to be held on Saturday or Sunday.
According to AFP, as of Saturday, local time, there was no change in the game:
“We are firm and calm to follow,” Masa Takaya, spokesperson for the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said of Tropical Storm Hurricane Mirinae and its impact.
Rainfall in Mirinae is expected to gradually decrease on Sunday afternoon, allowing the dry weather to return to Tokyo before the closing ceremony at 8 pm local time.
One thing that is good for Tokyo is the wind shear in the entire region and its impact on the distribution of rainfall around the center in the future. If the trajectory of the storm moves south and away from the Japanese mainland, the rain and wind brought to Tokyo will decrease in the future.
As the future ocean tides continue to move northeast and transform into a non-tropical system at the beginning of this week, as athletes begin to return home and Tokyo begins to clean up, some tropical humidity near Japan may cause showers and thunderstorms.
This may not be Japan’s last tropical threat:
Rupit is currently a tropical storm circling the southeastern coast of China. It is expected to bring heavy rain to eastern China and Taiwan this week before moving to Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
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