Tropical storm dumps rain on northern Japan, spares Olympics

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Tao Geoghegan Hart of Britain competes during the men's cycling idiosyncratic clip proceedings astatine the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, successful Oyama, Japan. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

RIFU – A tropical tempest dumped rainfall successful parts of bluish Japan connected Wednesday aft moving distant from the Tokyo portion and relieving the Olympic big metropolis of a feared disruption to the games.

In Sendai, immoderate trains were delayed and pedestrians braced themselves against the upwind connected the metropolis streets.

Tropical Storm Nepartak has caused nary damage, but the Japan Meteorological Agency urged residents to instrumentality caution against mudslides. Up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) of rainfall was forecast crossed the bluish region.

Office idiosyncratic Mitsuyoshi Saito successful Sendai said the tempest wasn't that strong. “In immoderate areas, it seems to person heavy rained, but I’m gladsome determination was nary damage.”

The season’s eighth typhoon for Japan blew ashore acold northeast of Tokyo and had winds of 65 kilometers per hr (40 mph) astatine midmorning. It was weakening arsenic it moved northbound and is forecast to determination disconnected the occidental seashore of Akita by Wednesday night.

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Nepartak was the archetypal landfall successful Miyaga prefecture since the upwind bureau started compiling typhoon statistic successful 1951. Miyagi was portion of the northeastern portion devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

It moved further northbound than initially projected, causing lone constricted interaction connected the Olympics, with immoderate events specified arsenic surfing and rowing rescheduled.

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Associated Press writer Mari Yamaguchi contributed to this study from Tokyo.

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