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Storms, high waves predicted for Pacific coast areas of eastern, northern Japan

TOKYO -- A rapidly developing low pressure system and a rain front will bring storms and high waves to extensive areas along the Pacific coast from eastern to northern Japan on March 11, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has said.

The low pressure system accompanied by the rain front is moving above the Pacific Ocean south of the Kanto region in eastern Japan while rapidly developing. It is heading toward an area off the Sanriku region in northeastern Honshu on March 11 and is expected to come close to Kushiro in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido and the Kurile Islands on March 12.

The sea is feared to be rough in the affected areas. The maximum instantaneous wind speed is forecast to be 35 meters per second in the Hokkaido, Tohoku and Kanto regions and on the Izu Islands south of Tokyo in eastern to northern Japan as well as the Tokai region in central Japan.

(Mainichi)

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