The skies above Japan turned pink and purple as Typhoon Hagibis approached

Oct 12 2019, 8:15 am

Typhoon Hagibis, a powerful, hurricane-level storm, has caused the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) to issue an “Emergency Weather Warning (Level 5),” according to CNN.

Hagibis reportedly made landfall southwest of Tokyo at 7 pm local time Saturday night.

Reportedly, more than a million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes, with winds up to 195 km/hr currently thrashing the mainland.

However, just before the storm, some Japanese residents took to the streets to capture an ominous phenomenon — the skies above them turning vibrant shades of pink and purple:

Thousands of incoming and outbound flights have been cancelled in Tokyo, while Harajuku neighbourhood, one of the capital’s most famous (and busy) spots, looks like an eerie  ghost-town:

For the latest updates on the storm and its effect on the country, follow the Japan Meteorological Agency.