Tropical entities in the western Pacific continue to haunt and taunt east Asian nations.
With little steering currents in the upper atmosphere, Tropical Storm Parma is stubbornly lingering over Luzon, the northern island of the Philippines.
Various news reports have stated that Parma has caused 22 deaths in the northern Philippines.
Parma has been drenching and flooding the northern part of the country for about a week after a previous storm (Ketsana) dumped an average month’s worth of rain in one day on Greater Manila, displacing nearly a half-million people.
Taiwan also took a strong blow from Tropical Storm Parma with reports of 1400mm of rain piling up over the eastern mountain slopes of the island nation.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Melor has weakened from its super typhoon status yesterday but is still packing top winds of 200km/h.. Typhoon Melor projected pathImage credit: metocph.nmci.navy.mil
During the evening and late night hours of Wednesday (U.S. time), Melor will move through Tokyo, Japan likely producing hurricane-force wind gusts (perhaps occasionally sustained) and torrential tropical rains.