It had been announced for some time. Tropical storm Nepartak is expected tomorrow, Tuesday 27 July. With heavy rains and winds over 110 kilometers per hour, it will hit the northeastern shores of Japan. “It could touch the regions of Kanto Tohoku. It is expected to have a limited impact on the Games “assured the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. On the program, however, as stated on the Olympics website, the archery competitions scheduled in Yumenoshima, near Tokyo, and the sailing finals in Fujisawa and the surf finals in Tsurigasaki are also moved.
The organizers also made it known that they are ready to support further program changes if they become necessary: ”The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is working with the IOC, International Federations and other organizations to ensure that the processes and plans in place to respond. in any adverse weather conditions they are activated in case of need ».
The forecast of the arrival of a storm had already led, as a preventive measure, to reshape the rowing competitions at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay. We will be back in the water on July 28th. According to forecasters it is unlikely that it will turn into a typhoon but it could bring heavy rain and gusts of wind.