Typhoon expected to approach Tokyo area Sun. as Olympics reach last day

Powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Bailu in Taipei on Aug 24. PHOTO: AP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

TOKYO, Aug 7, 2021, Kyodo. A typhoon is expected to approach Tokyo and its neighboring areas from the Pacific on Sunday, the final day of the Tokyo Olympics, the weather agency said Saturday as it warns of strong winds and high waves, Kyodo News Agency reported.

Typhoon Mirinae was moving over the sea south of the Japanese archipelago at 30 kilometers per hour as of noon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The typhoon had an atmospheric pressure of 990 hectopascals at its center and was packing winds of up to 108 km per hour.

It could bring winds of up to 126 km per hour through Sunday with rainfall of up to 200 millimeters projected for the Kanto-Koshin region including Tokyo in the 24 hours through Sunday morning.

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