August and so far September as well have generated plenty of tropical cyclone activity worldwide. Both the Atlantic and Western Pacific have been particularly active basins.
Currently on the larger Atlantic basin we have former tropical storm HERMINE, now a tropical depression, over central Texas to the NW of Austin on a track toward Abilene and Wichita Falls generating copious rain for the last couple of days, which have caused flash floods and plenty of problems over a wide swath of Lone Star State.
In the Caribbean just south off the coast of Hispaniola the remnants of GASTON appear to be regrouping as the system moves westward while generating large amounts of rain over both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Far behind, some 2000 miles, in Hurricane Alley there is a large tropical wave to the SW of the Cape Verde Islands moving westward. Other minor tropical waves are over equatorial Africa also moving westward along the always busy ‘assembly line’.
Over in the western Pacific there is Tropical Storm ELEVEN just SW of Taiwan moving toward mainland China and to the north weakening tropical storm MALOU is over central Japan to the north of Kyoto and west of Tokyo tracking toward the northeast. There is a triangular region from just east of the Philipinnes to northern Vietnam and the Korean peninsula that has seen constant tropical cyclone activity over the past several weeks.
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