Atmospheric scientists at the University of Colorado, U. S. A. Crossbach, point out that it is rare for the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean to be full of storm energy at the same time. Usually, when one is active, the other side will be in a more peaceful state.
He speculated that this phenomenon might be the result of warming the ocean, a claim that many meteorologists agree with.
According to the Daily Mail, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website, there are nine tropical cyclones in the eastern, western and North Atlantic oceans.
Eastern Pacific: Olivia and Paul
Olivia is more threatening: Hawaii is not yet out of danger.
Currently, there are two tropical cyclones moving in the eastern Pacific, both near the Hawaiian Islands, Tropical Storm Olivia and Tropical Low Pressure Paul near the western coast of Mexico.
In September 12th, tropical storm Olivia swept through Maui and Oahu in Hawaii. Strong winds and heavy rains caused widespread blackouts in the area, and many trees were uprooted. By the 13 day, the storm eye has moved west from Hawaii, and will continue to weaken to a tropical depression. But the mayor of Hawaii still said that the local is not completely out of danger, Tonight (14) to tomorrow morning, there may still be heavy rain and strong wind weather.
Western Pacific: low pressure near Bari Jia, mangosteen and Marshall Islands
Mangosteen is fierce: Philippines is most vulnerable to disasters and will spread to China.
Filipino workers are urgently dismantling billboards that could be blown away and pose a danger, the Daily Mail said.
Residents of Luzon Island in the Philippines are urgently reinforcing their homes in response to possible disasters caused by mangosteen, AFP
The Philippines military carries out typhoon disaster relief exercises in the area of the horse ridge River, according to the Orient IC.
At present, there are three cyclones in the western Pacific Ocean, besides Prika and mangosteen, there is also a low-pressure area near the Marshall Islands is developing. Among them, mangosteen will be the strongest typhoon on the surface this year. The estimated wind power has reached 5 level.
Experts predict that the mangosteen wind may be stronger than last years super-strong typhoon Tianpigeon caused serious losses, the center of the wind to 240 kilometers per hour. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency forecast, the mangosteen center is expected to blow directly to the Philippines on September 15, and then into the South China Sea, toward Hong Kong, Guangdong coast and Taiwan, of which the Philippines is the worst affected.
Therefore, the typhoon has not yet arrived, and there has been a craze for buying daily necessities in Macao. By the afternoon of December 12, many supermarkets had already been emptied of dry food and drinking water by the influx of residents - due to last years pigeon caused by the impact of the past year is still vivid, many Macao residents are waiting for the mangosteen attack.
And on the 14th, local time, mangosteen of the vanguard has swept across the northern Philippines, resulting in more than a million people to evacuate their homes, Luzon and Sama Island are the most serious. At present, the governments of various regions of Luzon Island have issued red alerts, saying that the typhoon will bring storms to many areas, triggering floods and mudslides, estimated that the coastal areas or more than 6 meters of huge waves. The Deputy Minister of the Philippine Disaster Reduction Commission said the weather disaster could damage lightweight materials.
Therefore, local time 13, Philippine officials have ordered the evacuation of people, and closed schools and office buildings, urged farmers to harvest crops quickly. Philippines is expected to land on Saturday (15) when the mangosteen will maintain the speed of the super typhoon. It is expected to cause more than 250 million US dollars loss to agriculture in Philippines.
North Atlantic: Florence, Helen, Isaac, and Mexico Bay low pressure.
Florence is known as the strongest monster hurricane in the United States in 60 years.
Photo of the Florence storm captured by the international space station, according to the daily mail.
The North Atlantic is the most intricate region of the storm, with four cyclones taking shape, including Florence, which is heading for the east coast of the United States and is known as the strongest monster in the United States for 60 years. More than 1.7 million coastal residents in South and North Carolina have been evacuated. According to the New York Times, the hurricane will land on the coast of North Carolina during the daytime on the 14th, local time, and on the 13th, there have been strong winds and rainstorms.
Florence approaching the United States to set off strong winds and rainstorms, according to the Orient IC
Florence is approaching. It is not convenient for people to go out, according to the Orient IC.
In addition to Florence, there are Category 2 Hurricane Helen, Isaac and a low-pressure zone brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to current weather maps, Helen is more likely to eventually avoid landing and divert to the Atlantic Ocean; Tropical Storm Isaac has been downgraded on the 11th, but is still approaching the Caribbean coast at 60 miles an hour, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center is still keeping a close eye on its path. .
The Gulf of Mexico low is still hovering in the southern Gulf, bringing only a certain amount of showers and storms, but the local government is still closely watching the low-pressure system, vigilant in the next few days to Eastern Mexico and southern Texas. According to current weather forecasts, there is a 60% chance that the depression will intensify and become a tropical storm Joyce.
Analysis of meteorological experts
Or the consequences of global warming.
Lotsbach, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, said that the two oceans had both higher-than-average cyclonic energies, which had occurred only twice since 1970, in 1988 and 2016 respectively.
The Pacific is still as active as expected, but interestingly, the Atlantic is also very active, which is an anomaly, Lotsbach said in an interview with NBC, referring to the outbreak of the Atlantic Ocean after a hibernating state. Since this summer, there have been nine cyclones. In the Atlantic, this is higher than the average in previous years.
Many meteorologists believe that this anomaly is closely related to global warming and rising sea water temperatures. Experts say rising seawater temperatures will undoubtedly inject more energy into the ocean, potentially spawning more destructive storms. But whether there is a direct link between this phenomenon and global warming is still uncertain.
These changes are happening. There is no doubt about that. But how much of it is man-made and how much natural change is not yet fully understood. Many scientists are inclined to believe that the unusual state of the two oceans is consistent with the trend of global warming, said Dahl, a senior climate expert in the United States.