Current typhoons hurricanes and tropical storms

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Hurricane Florence Photo- ESA:NASA

The accumulation of CO2 and other green house gases is uncontainable for mother earth; Therefore, in order to compensate from this, tropical storms and hurricanes / typhoons form among the tropic. Eventhough, these natural phenomenon release the gases, they generate devastation to whatever comes across.

Here’s a look at a the current 10 tropical storms around the world courtesy of Global News.ca.

The swirl of red, yellow and green along the East Coast of the United States is Florence, which you can track in the following link.

Just south, near Texas and Mexico, is a system with no name, but that nevertheless packs a 30 per cent chance of turning into a cyclone within 48 hours.

Further south, just north of South America, is where you’ll find Tropical Storm Isaac, a system packing maximum winds of around 65 km/h.

That storm was moving through the eastern Caribbean Sea, bringing bands of rain over the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Look to the northeast of that storm, and you’ll find two more systems.

Like Isaac, Tropical Storm Joyce is packing maximum winds of about 65 km/h.

To the east of that system is Tropical Storm Helene, which is blowing stronger with maximum winds at approximately 100 km/h.

In the Pacific

As size goes, none of these systems can hold a candle to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which killed 14 people in the Philippines on Thursday.

That storm, which has maximum winds of up to 255 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane), is projected to be putting over four million people at risk.

Observers expect that the system will make landfall close to Isabela province, after initially tracking toward Cagayan.

The storm has a raincloud band that’s 900 kilometers wide — and it’s coming alongside monsoon rains, creating risks for flash floods and landslides.

Hawaii

Before that, however, it was Tropical Storm Olivia, a system that was expected to bring pounding rains and flooding to Oahu and Maui.

And that was after the islands dealt with Hurricane Lane, which left Hawaii with major floods and mudslides after pounding the island for over two days.

Also near Hawaii is Post-Tropical Cyclone Paul, carrying winds of 55 km/h.

The final update on that system from the NHC came on Wednesday at 2 a.m. — at that time, it was heading west at 15 km/h.

Source Global News

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