Hurricane tracker: Which SIX barrelling systems are churning right now? | World | News


Over the course of the 2019 Pacific and Atlantic seasons, there have been seven major and five minor hurricanes, 32 tropical storms and 36 tropical depressions. These storms have led to the loss of more than 100 lives with the strongest storm was which battered the Bahamas with 185mph winds, killing 70 people. But which storms are barrelling around the world right now?

There are three active tropical storms around the globe right now.

The strongest of these is Bualoi which is located near latitude 14.1 north, 148.2 east, which is around 154 nautical miles southeast of Saipan.

Bualoi has recorded wind speeds of 98mph, which is equivalent to a Category 2 storm according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The twister has tracked northwestwards over the past six hours at around 13mph (11kts).

Bualoi is predicted to reach maximum wind speeds of 138mph, which would make it equivalent to a major Category 4 hurricane by Thursday.

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The last active storm is the remnants of Priscilla which is dissipating over southwestern Mexico whilst causing heavy rainfall.

Rainfall accumulations of five to 10 inches are anticipated, while isolated regions could be hit with up to 15 inches.

Portions of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacan in southwestern Mexico have been warned to expect torrential rainfall through Tuesday night, which could produce flash flooding and mudslides in steep terrain.

Priscilla is located near 20.0 north, longitude 104.7 west, which is around 70 miles east southeast of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and has maximum sustained winds of 30mph.

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The second tropical disturbance is located in the North Indian Ocean area, mainly the Malay Peninsula west to the Coast of Africa.

The system is an area of convection which is located near latitude 14.0 north, longitude 64.6 east, around 505 nautical miles southeast of Masirah Island, Oman.

Satellite imagery has revealed a broad area of disorganised flaring convection and minimal upper level turning.

The current position indicates a very broad, weak circulation with a maximum of 23mph (20kts) associated with convection to the southeast.

While there is a low chance of the storm becoming a significant tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours, sea surface temperatures are conducive for further development.

The last system is located near the Fiji Ocean and involves a convection which has weakened which is poorly organised with an exposed centre.

The system lies in a moderate sheared environment and high shear lies to the south with dry air.

Forecasters are monitoring the system and it is moving slowly westwards with no intensification.

The potential for the system to become a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is very low.

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