Monday, July 7, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri (Florita) Update #12 (w/ Video)

Issued (23 UTC) 7am PhT 070814

Neoguri (Bagyong Florita) has weakened overnight and is now starting to impact the Japanese Islands. The eye of Typhoon Neoguri was last located approximately 70km southeast of Miyako-jima or about 250km southwest of Okinawa. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 205kph with gusts of up to 250kph. Neoguri is moving north northwestward at 25kph.

Watch our latest Video Update below for more analysis and forecast for Typhoon Neoguri:

Typhoon Neoguri is now beginning to bring strong winds of up to 160kph across Miyako-jima. Even Okinawa is starting to report winds of up to 100kph. Emergency warnings have been posted by the Japan Meteorological Agency due to the expected severity of Typhoon Neoguri. Please make sure to heed the warnings of your local officials and to never use this site for life or death decisions!

Radar Image from JMA

Latest radar image shows the eye of Neoguri moving very close to Miyako-jima. Bands of light to moderate rains have also begun affecting Okinawa and will continue to do so over the next 12 to 24 hours. For the latest radar images, please click HERE (JMA Website)

Typhoon Neoguri will move just east of Miyako-jima within the next hour (8am Japan Time) and will move west of the island of Okinawa later this afternoon (around 3pm Japan Time). Stormy conditions will persist through the early evening hours before diminishing by tomorrow morning (Wednesday). Neoguri will then make landfall in Kyushu by Thursday morning as a weakening Typhoon.

We'll have another update later today. Stay safe!

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