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Typhoon brings heavy wind, rain to eastern Japan

world Updated: Aug 31, 2009 12:17 IST

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Japan’s weather agency issued storm and flood warnings on Monday as a typhoon approached the east of the country bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Tokyo and the Pacific coast.

Typhoon Krovanh was expected to move closer to the mainland during the day before tracking north along the east coast through on Tuesday, packing gusts of up to 144 kilometers (90 miles) per hour, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

As of 9:00 am (0000 GMT), the storm was 110 kilometers (70 miles) east southeast of the island of Miyakojima, south of Tokyo.

It was moving north northeast at a speed of 35 kilometers (22 miles) per hour, the agency said.

The weather agency issued warnings and advisories for floods, heavy rain, gales and high waves, for Tokyo and nearby areas.