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There are many tropical storms whirling around the globe right now. Hurricane Hilda and a tropical depression are counted among the six large storms currently being tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Hurricane Hilda is currently moving slow west-northwestwards.
The storm is located around 885 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and has maximum sustained winds of 85mph.
The twister is moving at eight miles per hour and little strengthening is expected during the next few days.
Hurricane tracker: Where are storms whirling around the globe right now? (Image: NASA WORLDVIEW/NOAA)
Hurricane tracker: Earliest projected arrival of Hurricane Hilda (Image: NOAA)
Tropical Depression Nine
There is also a tropical depression which is stationary and remains very disorganised across the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The twister is packing maximum sustained winds of 30mph with higher gusts and little change in strength anticipated in the next couple of days.
The post-tropical cyclone is moving in a westward to west-northwestward direction and is anticipated to continue on this track.
The depression is located around 1,405 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
Hurricane tracker: Storm map showing the various twisters around the globe right now (Image: CYCLOCANE)
There is also a disturbance which is being monitored by the NOAA in case it intensifies.
There are several showers and thunderstorms persisting near a low pressure system located about 350 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.
The low is likely to become a tropical depression during the next day or so while continuing to move west-northwestward at 10mph to 15 mph, away from the coast of Mexico.
Development is not likely by late Monday once the system begins moving over cooler waters.
Formation of the disturbance into a storm remains high for both the next 48 hours and five days at 80 percent for both.
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Hurricane tracker: A weather outlook for the Atlantic Ocean (Image: NOAA)
Disturbance – Invest 95W
There is also an area of convection known as Invest 95W located approximately 130 nautical miles east-southwest of Misawa.
The tropical disturbance is located within a belt of strong southerly winds on the eastern periphery of an upper level subtropical low positioned over central Japan.
Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated to be up to 30mph (25kts).
There is potential for development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours – the chance has been downgraded to low recently.
Hurricane tracker: Storm potential for around the globe over the next 48 hours (Image: CYCLOCANE)
Disturbance – Invest 96W
There is another area of convection located around 545 nautical miles south-southeast of Yokosuka.
The system is embedded within an extensive swath of convergent southerlies.
The storm is located within a marginally favourable environment with weak outflow and northerly vertical wind shear.
Slow intensification is predicted as the system tracks toward western Honshu over the next two days and the storm is packing maximum sustained surface winds of 23mph (20kts).
There is a medium chance of the storm progression into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.
Disturbance – Invest 98W
The area of convection is located around 551 nautical miles east-northeast of Guam.
The broad area of convection is likely to be associated with thunderstorm activity and lower winds in the western semicircle.
Global models agree Invest 98W will consolidate as it tracks northward over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated to be up to 23mph (20kts).
The potential for development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is medium.