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6 Tropical storms explode into life


Six named tropical storms are this morning roaring across the northern hemisphere, two are impacting land and a third may well do later in the week.

The eye of Hurricane Earl is this hour passing the Virgin Islands.  Earl is now a major Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 215km/h. Central air pressure is 948hPa.  It’s possible Earl may strengthen into a monster category 5 hurricane and impact the eastern United States.

Meanwhile a newly named tropical storm, Fiona, has developed in Earl’s wake.  Fiona is expected to have a similar track to Earl, possibly meaning a double hit to the Leeward Islands.

In the Pacific Typoon Kompasu is expected to hit Okinawa and possibly have a direct hit on the South Korean city of Seoul.

Further south and tropical storm Lionrock is strengthening as it heads towards Taipei and may become a typhoon in 24 hours.

Hurricane Danielle is now out in the open waters of the Atlantic.  It’s possible she may have an inpact on the UK later in the week.

Tropical storm Namtheun has formed in the eastern Pacific.  It’s unclear if it will become a typhoon but is expected to hit Taiwan in the next 24 hours.


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