Olympics-Storms are still a threat, bringing rain lurking on the coast

Tokyo 2020 Olympics-Triathlon-Women’s Olympic Distance-Final-Odaiba Kaihin Koen, Tokyo, July 27, 2021. Workers in the rain prepare for the competition.Reuters / Hannah McKay

July 26, 2021

Tokyo (Reuters) – At the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, the catastrophic storms that were initially feared did not hit the host city, but the storms off the east coast of Japan remained a threat.

The start of the women’s triathlon was delayed early in the morning due to the wind and rain that hit Tokyo Bay Surfing one day earlier than planned After moving the medal event, the storm could threaten two softball medal games later in the day I have.

Japan’s hot, rainy and unstable summer weather patterns Friday The Olympic Games, which opened in Japan, exacerbated the difficulties of the Olympic Games held under the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, it was predicted that it would rain 31.5 mm (1.2 inches) in 24 hours from the tropical cyclone Nepartak, but it is predicted to land north at the beginning of Wednesday. According to a tropical cyclone risk monitoring site, it was heading for Sendai, 370 km (230 miles) up the coast from Tokyo.

Tokyo escaped the expected overnight flood, but Nepartak remains a tropical cyclone, east of Japan, rather than weakening to a tropical cyclone while plowing northwest as previously predicted. The meandering coast allowed a maximum of 118 kph (73 mph) of wind.

The storm previously disrupted the schedule of boating, archery and surfing events. The men’s triathlon advanced on Monday.

However, athletes were able to welcome a short break from the extreme heat that previously collapsed Olympic shooters. The expected maximum temperature on Tuesday is 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit), which is below the recent maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Japanese military is monitoring the situation and said it is ready to deploy FAST military disaster forces as needed. In the south of Tokyo, authorities warned residents to prepare for more heavy rains after 21 people were killed in landslides earlier this month in a torrential rain.

(Report by William Mallard, edited by Stephen Coates)

Olympics-Storms are still a threat, bringing rain lurking on the coast

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