Tropical storm to strike Tokyo Olympics
August 6, 2021 - Mirinae is forecast to hit Japan as a tropical storm, potentially causing disruption for outdoor events on the Tokyo Olympics' final weekend.
Japan’s weather agency warned of strong winds, high waves and the risk of landslides and floods along the eastern coastline from Saturday afternoon to Sunday, when Tropical Storm Mirinae is expected to pass over the capital, Tokyo.
Medaling events for baseball, softball, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, soccer and golf are all scheduled to take place on Saturday or Sunday.
Japan's typhoon season runs from around May to October, peaking in August and September.