Japan was on heightened alert as Satellite imagery this weekend showed an interesting sight near Japan as a trio of tropical systems spun near the country. One of those three systems, Mindulle, made landfall near Tokyo as a typhoon on Monday. Mindulle has since weakened back to a tropical storm after moving inland. Winds gusted to 57 mph at Tokyo’s Haneda International airport as Mindulle moved through. To the southeast of Tokyo, wind gusts up to 78 mph were reported in Tateyama.
The Associated Press reported that Japan television showed scattered damage in the area where Mindulle hit. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that 11 people were injured. The other two tropical systems located near Japan this past weekend were Tropical Storm Lionrock off of Japan’s southwest coast and Tropical Storm Kompasu to the north near Hokkaido Island. Kompasu had dissipated as of early Monday morning, local time. CONTINUE