Pacific Ocean (Accuweather) - As of Tuesday morning, EDT, the eye of Typhoon Noru is located about 815 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. Noru is tracking towards the northwest at 6 mph with highest sustained winds of 120 mph.
A NASA weather satellite snapped a view of Typhoon Noru and its large eye. As of Tuesday morning, EDT, the eye of Typhoon Noru is located about 815 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. Noru is tracking towards the northwest at 6 mph with 120 mph winds. Courtesy: NASA / CNN
While Noru continues to be a major typhoon, it has weakened in the past 24 hours, possibly due to the upwelling of cooler water caused by the storms slow movement. Noru is within an area favorable for tropical cyclone development, so if the system moves back across warmer water, restrengthening is possible.
Noru is caught up in an area of light steering winds which is causing the slow movement, though the overall tendency towards the west and north seems likely to remain going forward.
There are some indications that Noru's life over open water will end late this week, leading Noru to approach southern mainland Japan. However, significant uncertainty remains as to exact path and timing of any landfall.