Super Typhoon Neoguri Aims For Japan
If your travels include Japan over the next several days, be advised that your travel plans may be interrupted by a strong tropical system heading in a west-northwesterly direction from the Pacific Ocean.
Super Typhoon Neoguri is currently a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds measured at approximately 140 miles per hour; and it is expected to strengthen to a Category 5 storm before a possible landfall in southern Japan as early as Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014. It is then expected to turn to a northeasterly direction, affecting much of the country with high winds and heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday before leaving Japan on Friday.
The last time a tropical cyclone was named Neoguri was back in 2008, as evidenced by this discussion posted on FlyerTalk pertaining to the cancellation of flights.
Delaying your travels to or from Japan this coming week may be worth considering. There are currently no discussions posted in any of the Airlines and Mileage Programs forums on FlyerTalk regarding Super Typhoon Neoguri at the time this article was posted, as airlines have not canceled flights — yet, anyway — but do check the advisories of your travel providers, including but not limited to airlines, hotels, rental cars and public transportation. Keep yourself updated and informed with the progress of Super Typhoon Neoguri in order for you to decide what measures to take.