6th August - Today's News

Just some tropical storm news today:

Experts scale back hurricane forecast - due to such a slow start to the season, the prediction in now down to just 10 named storms and 4 hurricanes. Quite a change from just 4 years ago when there were 15 designated hurricanes (including Katrina) and they actually ran out of names!

At the moment they're more worried about hurricanes in Hawaii where city officials urge vigilance as storms churn in Pacific.

Meanwhile China signals tropical storm alerts as Tropical Storm Goni hits southern China and Taiwan issues alerts, Japan cancels flights as Typhoon Morokot approaches.

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