The Japanese typhoon, ‘Negouri’, which initially appeared as a disaster, has now slowed down, and it appears that it might end into a moderate type tropical storm in the next few days. It is expected that it will convert into a Category 1 storm by Wednesday.
Earlier, the storm sent an immediate warning across East China and Japan after it achieved its highest category 5 on Sunday, and around 55,000 people were urged to evacuate their homes.
On Tuesday, the Typhoon, Negouri, was to pass over the Okinawa’s island with strong gusts and heavy rains. According to forecasters, the storm carried winds of up to 252 km per hour, and also warned of high waves. Following the warning, the flights were cancelled and the schools were immediately shut down.
Satoshi Ebihara, a spokesman for Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), said, ” There is a risk of unprecedentedly strong winds and torrential rains. Please refrain from non-essential outdoor activities.”
The government officials reported that four people, including a 83 year old woman got injured, and a fisherman was found missing.
On Monday, a weather agency official said that it is expected that strong winds and heavy rains would reach mainland Japan by this Wednesday.