Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Irwin is located about 1120 mi…1800 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.
Tropical Storm Hilary is located about 590 mi…955 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 163 nm northeast of Chichi Jima, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.
Tropical storm 11w (Nesat), located approximately 342 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.
Tropical depression 12w (Twelve), located approximately 220 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 08 knots.
Ghana – Ghana has been hit by deadly floods in the northern region. Most areas of the regional capital, Tamale got flooded after heavy rains on Tuesday flooded major areas. Local media reported two deaths and the loss of properties.
Philippines – Heavy rains battered parts of the Philippines Thursday, July 27 due to southwest monsoon enhanced by a severe tropical storm. The country’s weather bureau said this year’s seventh cyclone ‘Noru,’ locally known as ‘Gorio,’ has intensified into a severe tropical storm. ‘Gorio’ is not expected to make landfall, but Batanes in northern Luzon is now placed under warning signal number one. Western Luzon has been damped with moderate to occasional heavy rains. The rest of Luzon and parts of the Visayas region have been affected as well. Many roads were impassable due to persisting floods. Floods in some parts of Quezon City are waist-deep. The weather has prompted dozens of cities and provinces to suspend classes in all levels of public and private schools.
Istanbul, Turkey – At least ten people were injured – two of them seriously – when a violent thunderstorm struck Istanbul, bombarding the city with hailstones the size of golf balls and submerging much of the city in knee-deep water. he unforgiving winds, rain and hail appear to have worn away the paint on the Turkish Airline jet’s nose, with cracks visible on the pilots’ window. he plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the Aegean city of Canakkale, around 170 miles flight from Istanbul which endured the worst of the freak storm.