There is currently a Typhoon and a Tropical Storm that are in the Western Pacific a little to close for comfort to the Olympics
TOKYO, Japan — There are two systems that are in the Western Pacific that are alarming Olympic enthusiasts. There is currently Typhoon In-Fa and Tropical Storm Nepartak. These are both too close to comfort to the Olympics but the Typhoon is not the problem, but rather the Tropical Storm. This Tropical Storm will not be major but will still bring strong winds 45-60 mph gusts) to northern Japan.
Also, there is an elevated rain risk with these systems in the area and just the hot and humid weather fueling it. Also having a nearby tropical system will make the waters choppy which is why the rowing team had to adjust their schedule.
First off, Typhoon is just a hurricane that is in the far Western Pacific and will often be based on the same wind scale as the Saffir-Simpson scale we use in the United States. However, the Japan Meteorological Agency does have a different Tropical Intensity Scale. This Typhoon will make landfall with sustained winds of 75 mph just south of Shanghai. This will not directly impact the Olympics.
Tropical Storm Nepartak:
This Tropical Storm will make landfall Tuesday night (United States time) in northern Japan. Right now the center path is over Ishinomaki, but there is still time for this to shift south as well closer to the Olympics. This still means enhanced rain for the Olympics. Right now Tuesday could have widespread thunderstorms and then again Wednesday and Thursday more rain could fall. Nothing major at this point, but still this weather pattern is not the most ideal.
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