Storm Dolphin heads for eastern Japan
Update: 24th of September, 7:30 a.m. UTC
Dolphin is travelling northeast with maximum winds of 64 km/h (35 KT). The motion should continue until the weekend and strom should gradually lose its tropical characteristics.
The storm is expected to reach northeast Japan by Sunday or Monday.
Rainfall should remain very extreme along the north and northwestern parts.
Update: 23rd of September, 9:30 a.m. UTC
Heavy rain and strong winds are expected as the storm nears the eastern coast of Japan. Tropical storm conditions may cause landslides and flooding.
Maximum winds are 92 km/h (50 KT) with slightly higher gusts.
Forecasted precipitation for the next 24 hours is up to 200 mm to 300 mm for Tokyo and neighboring prefectures and up to 200 mm for the Tohoku region and the Izu island.
Heavy rain is forecasted to persist along the Pacific coast on Thursday and Friday.
Update: 22nd of September, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Tropical storm Dolphin is located near 27.9N 135.5E, south.southwest of Yokosuka with maximum sustainable winds of 111 km/h (60 KT), gusts 129 km/h (70 KT).
Next predicted movement is northward, Dolphin should affect eastern and western Japan from Wednesday with heavy rain.