Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Atlantic:
Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine is located about 305 mi…485 km SSE of the eastern tip of Long Island and about 255 mi…415 km ESE of Ocean City Maryland with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…ENE or 65 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.
Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.
In the Eastern Pacific:
Tropical Storm Lester is located about 140 mi…220 km N of Honolulu Hawaii and about 125 mi…205 km NE of Lihue Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
Invest 90E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.
In the Western Pacific:
Tropical Storm 15w (Namtheun), located approximately 67 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northward at 06 knots.
Nepal – At least eight people have died in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal. Six people died in eastern Nepal and two in western part of the country.
East Coast, USA – The U.S. National Hurricane Centre said Hermine is now a post-tropical cyclone, making its projected trek northeast toward the New York City area over the Labor Day weekend. Forecasters expect Hermine to regain hurricane force on Sunday as it travels up the coast before weakening again to a tropical storm by Tuesday. The hurricane centre says post-tropical cyclones can continue carrying heavy rains and high winds.
North Korea – Flooding caused by torrential rains hit North Korea this week, leaving 15 people missing and thousands of others homeless, according to Pyongyang’s state media. The Tumen River, which serves as part of the border between China, Russia and North Korea, burst its banks in “the worst-ever flood” in the area, the Korean Central News Agency said late on Friday. In the northeastern province of North Hamgyong, 15 people were missing in Hoeryong City and several counties including Musan, Yonsa and Onsong and part of the Rason special economic zone also suffered “serious damage”. More than 17,000 houses were destroyed or partly damaged, forcing 44,000 people to seek shelter elsewhere. North Hamgyong Province received up to 32cm of rain between early Tuesday and mid-Friday.