Weakening Typhoon Guchol passed from Japan into the Pacific on Wednesday, leavi ng one person dead and one missing and bringing heavy rainfall and strong gusts to many areas mainly in eastern and northeastern regions, including Tokyo, authorities said.
Workers examine scaffolding blown off a building in Tamachi Wednesday morning after Typhoon No. 4. passes through with record June wind and rain. YOSHIAKI MIURA
Hourly rainfall reached record highs for June early Wednesday in locations such as Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, at 56.0 millimeters, while wind speed s also broke records for the month in cities including Chiba at 137.2 kilometers per hour, acc ording to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The typhoon moved off the Pacific coastline of northeast Japan Wednesday mornin g, the agency said, adding that another typhoon, called Talim, is moving eastward toward Japan over the South China Sea.
In Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, Kentaro Yamamoto, 53, was k illed under a prefabricated building that collapsed due to the strong winds, police said.
A 16-year-old girl went missing in Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Toky o, around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near a swollen river.