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Tracking two northern hemisphere storms today: Western Pacific & North Atlantic

There are two named tropical storms on the planet at the moment – a Super Typhoon approaching Taiwan and China and an ex-hurricane approaching northern UK.

Currently a Super Typhoon (highest end of the scale) it will tonight/overnight track very close to the northern Philippines. It should remain at sea for the most part overnight, then brush southern Taiwan on Thursday. The typhoon is likely to weaken as it approaches China on Friday – but could still bring damaging winds and flooding rains to Zhangzhou and other nearby cities.

Don, now an extra-tropical (post-tropical) storm, is moving towards northern UK and perhaps Ireland. The purple, blue and yellow tracks in the InfoGraphic below show the remnants of Don most likely to come in to Scotland.

Don was very briefly a Category 1 Atlantic Hurricane out at sea.

The future tracking of the rain and wind isn’t great news for Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, which has over a week of rain on the way as they approach the middle of summer.

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