A Trio of Tropical Storms Cross the Pacific

Wednesday 06th Aug 2014 by theWeather Club
NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured this image of a very active Eastern and Central Pacific, hosting three tropical cyclones (from left to right) Genevieve, Iselle and Julio. (Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project)

There are currently three tropical cyclones tracking across across the Pacific:  Tropical Storm Genevieve, Hurricane Iselle closely followed by Julio.

Genevieve first formed in the Eastern Pacific basin on 25th July 2014 but hasn’t gain much strength during its broken stint as a tropical cyclone. Although it is currently classed as a tropical storm, there's a possibility it could become a typhoon after it heads into the western North Pacific. 

Hurricane Iselle is currently a category 2 hurricane but is expected to weaken before reaching Hawaii on the 7th/ 8th August. However it will still bring heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas to the islands – particularly the western sides - with the potential for flash flooding, mudslides and damaging gusts that could result in power outages. 

Tropical storm-turned-hurricane Julio is following closely behind, and is expected to reach the Hawaiian islands over the weekend or early next week.

Keep up-to-date with regular information:

NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/iselle-eastern-pacific-ocean/#.U-H31_ldVHM  

National Hurricane Centre: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/