In the Atlantic Ocean
Remnants of Tropical storm Chantal were located 260 mi (415 km) S of the eastern tip of Cuba. There are no coastal tropical storm warnings or watches in effect. Chantal has degenerated into a tropical wave. The remnants of Chantal wee expected to spread over Jamaica and eastern Cuba Wednesday night and Thursday and into the northwestern Bahamas and over or near the Florida Peninsula by Friday. The last advisory has been issued on this system.
In the Western Pacific
Typhoon Soulik was located approximately 317 nm southeastward of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. Soulik has weakened slightly from its peak winds of 145 mph, but is expected to maintain Category 4 strength into Thursday, then weaken to Category 3 strength under the influence of high wind shear of 20 – 25 knots, before hitting the northern end of Taiwan on Friday. Soulik will then make landfall in China near Fuzhou on Saturday, most likely as a Category 1 typhoon.
Mudslide in Western China Buries Dozens
Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide in Sanxi, Dujiangyan City, Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake.
Meanwhile, to the northeast, at least 12 workers were killed when a violent rainstorm caused the collapse of an unfinished coal mine workshop they were building.
Severe Rainstorms Batter South West China
Four people were missing and three bridges had collapsed in southwest China’s Sichuan province as of Tuesday afternoon after severe rainstorms battered the region, including some quake-stricken areas on Tuesday.
Latest data from Sichuan’s meteorological bureau showed about 880 mm of rain had fallen in Dujiangyan since Sunday. The bureau raised its storm alert to its highest level on Tuesday evening. They have had about 9 inches (22 centimeters) of rain a day for 4 days now with more coming.
Mudslides and flooding in the Waldo Canyon, Rainbow Falls and Cascade areas in Colorado, USA, shut down parts of a motorway for nearly three hours.
Landslide at Lamachaur in the Pyuthan district of Nepal has claimed the lives of at least two people and injured two others.
Flash floods triggered by heavy downpours have affected nearly 10,000 people across Bangladesh. Flood waters have submerged 35 villages in Dinajpur due to overflow of the Punarbhaba, Atrai and Kakra rivers.