Satellite Images Show Typhoon Mawar Approaching Okinawa

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A weakened Typhoon Mawar was moving toward Japan on Wednesday, May 31, after traveling off the coast of the Philippines and Taiwan, satellite images by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere showed.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued storm and high wave warnings for Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture. Heavy rains and waves of up to 9 meters were expected, they said.

The storm will continue to travel off the coast of Japan until June 4, the agency said.

Typhoon Mawar battered Guam last week, causing major destruction on the island. Credit: CIRA via Storyful