Minimize Typhoon Francisco

This MetOp-B image, acquired at 00:43 on 22 October 2013, shows Typhoon Francisco over the Pacific Ocean.

As seen by the AVHRR instrument, Typhoon Francisco was moving north west at the time of this image and is forecast to change direction to the east and toward Japan later in the week.

It is of great concern to Japan, as it follows Typhoon Wipha which passed over Japan last week and killed over a dozen people. Francisco has been classified as the second strongest storm of this year and is expected to bring further flooding, strong winds and mudslides.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2013