Serious long-term drought continues to worsen in Bermuda, but allows for nice Cup Match holiday weather. This decent weather is compliments of the Bermuda side of the Bermuda-Azores High pressure system. It is expected to remain pleasant for at least the next three days.
Invest 99L in the central Atlantic is organizing today, I think the odds are in its favor in terms of it becoming a tropical depression and eventually the next named storm in the Atlantic. Interests in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Southeastern US, and Bermuda should keep an eye on this system for any future developments.
*Taiwan Radar image of Typhoon Saola from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.
Meanwhile, the western Pacific Typhoon season is well underway with Typhoon Saola making an unexpected landfall in Taiwan with ~100mph winds and dumping feet of rain on local mountains - some potentially devastating flooding is imminent or occurring there as a result. Gusts between 70-100mph have been recorded near the storm's center in the southern most Japanese islands and in northeastern Taiwan. The storm was expected to pass offshore to the northeast of Taiwan, but instead made a left turn and went west into the island. Typhoon Saola is likely to weaken as it interacts more with Taiwan, but it could still make it to China as a tropical storm or Typhoon later this week.
*South Korea's radar image of Typhoon Damrey from the Korean Meteorological Administration.
Additionally, in the west Pacific, Typhoon Damrey struck one of the central Japanese islands, south of Kyushu as it strengthened to a typhoon. Gusts there were just shy of typhoon strength. This is a much smaller and faster system and so didn't produce as much rain. I expect Damrey to continue west or west-northwest until it makes a landfall in China, north of Shanghai, as a Typhoon.
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