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:
— おおはし (@Ca___virgo) October 11, 2019
— Sarika Reddy (@Sarika__reddy) October 12, 2019
— あらーとくん⚠️ 🅙 (@ara_to1) October 11, 2019
— ぷうきち🍓𖡿🥞𖡿🐾 (@pupupu42124) October 11, 2019
These pictures became viral on Twitter as it shows an unusual appearance of the sky.
What’s behind these pink clouds?
— Matthew S. Cuyugan (@MatthewSCuyugan) October 11, 2019
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:
— Tokyo Fashion (@TokyoFashion) October 12, 2019
For the latest updates on the storm and its effect on the country, follow the Japan Meteorological Agency.