Minimize Typhoon Danas

This MetOp-B image, acquired by the AVHRR instrument on 07 October 2013 at 00:55, shows Typhoon Danas approaching the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Danas would later that day pass over Okinawa and the Ryuku Islands bringing 120 kph (75 mph) winds and heavy rain. The northern part of the island suffered the worst of the storm.

After passing Okinawa, the storm weakened and is expected to revert to a Tropical Storm as it heads northeast toward Honshu on 08 and 09 October.

Danas formed in the Pacific Ocean on Thusday, and developed into a Typhoon on Saturday evening and some flooding is forecast for Okinawa and Southern Korea in the wake of the storm.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2013