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Tech & Science The sky turned a deep purple before Typhoon Hagibis hit the coast of Japan

02:35  13 october  2019
02:35  13 october  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Typhoon Hagibis set to disrupt Japanese GP

  Typhoon Hagibis set to disrupt Japanese GP Formula 1 is bracing itself for potential disruption over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend as it appears increasingly likely that Suzuka will be affected by the super typhoon Hagibis. The Japanese Meteorology Agency says its latest forecasts are for the typhoon to hit Japan on Saturday and Sunday, bringing with it violent winds and heavy rain.Current predictions are that Suzuka will face the worst of this on Saturday – although the exact timing and location of when the typhoon will make landfall is not yet certain.

Just before Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan , the sky turned an electric purple and pink. Before evacuating their homes, the residents took pictures of To the confusion of many, the sky didn't turn a dark grey as it does before most storms. Instead, the clouds turned a deep purple , almost looking

TYPHOON Hagibis has begun closing in on Japan , bringing devastating winds and rain and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee for their lives. Why did the sky turn purple ? Residents took to social media to share pictures of the sky on Saturday as the storm approached, which had turned a deep

a group of clouds in the sky: The sky turned purple in Japan. The sky turned purple in Japan. Hours before Typhoon Hagibis made a devastating impact on Japan, citizens noticed a peculiar weather phenomenon in the sky.

To the confusion of many, the sky didn't turn a dark grey as it does before most storms. Instead, the clouds turned a deep purple, almost looking like cotton candy.

Before the residents evacuated their homes, they turned to social media to document the strange phenomena. Check out below what the sky looked like from the streets of Japan.

The purple sky is actually known as scattering, and it occurs when heavy rains rid the atmosphere of larger particles that abord most light. What's left are smaller particles that scatter the light in all directions. The result is an electric sky, filled with purple and pink colours.

Japan GP organisers say safety 'top priority' as Typhoon Hagibis looms

  Japan GP organisers say safety 'top priority' as Typhoon Hagibis looms Japanese Grand Prix organisers on Thursday pledged that the safety of fans and drivers would be their top priority as they monitor a massive typhoon threatening to cause havoc at the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis is classed as "violent" -- the top end of Japan's storm scale and the equivalent of a category five hurricane -- and is currently predicted to make landfall near Tokyo on Saturday.

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, around 7 pm local time (10:00 UTC) on Saturday. The typhoon , expected to be the worst to have hit the country in six decades, lashed the country's eastern coast with heavy rains most of the day.

Hagibis has slammed into Japan , killing at least three people and triggering landslides and floods. The Japanese government has said that Hagibis could be the worst storm to hit the capital since 1958, when a typhoon resulted in more Along the North American coast they are called hurricanes

While it may be a natural phenomenon, it may also foreshadow devastation to come.

"A beautiful scene, indeed," one Twitter user wrote. "But beneath it lies a big catastrophe. Pray for Japan, everyone."

Pictures: Typhoon Hagibis

Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis .
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to take action after two men were denied entry to a Tokyo storm shelter.Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, promised on Tuesday to take action after reports emerged of the two men being denied entry to the shelter in Taito ward in the capital, Tokyo.

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