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Several weather stories are expected to make the news this week ranging from tropical threats to dangerous heat waves.
Three main areas for concern jump out to me this morning as I take a look at the expected weather around the world this week.
Tropical Storm Jongdari battered Japan this weekend but it might not be done causing trouble. While certainly much weaker than when it made landfall in eastern Japan as a typhoon on Saturday, Jongdari looks like it will hold together and exit Japan into the East China Sea early this week.
The tropical cyclone is expected to more or less stall with a slow drift toward the west through Wednesday and then advance toward China by Thursday.
An expected track would take the cyclone into eastern China, somewhere within a few hundred miles of Shanghai between Thursday and Friday.
These areas have recently endured tropical rainfall as Severe Tropical Storm Ampil battered the region only a week or so ago.
My next area of concern will be western Europe where once again heat looks to be a big story this week.
Fresh off a major heat wave, locations from Spain to France will once again be boiling this week.
The difference is this round looks to bring the brunt of the heat to Spain as well as Portugal. Northern France will see dangerous heat, but miss out on the worst of the event this round.
Temperatures could soar above 43 C (110 F) across much of Portugal as well as western and central Spain for multiple days from late this week into this weekend.
Finally we will be monitoring for a potential tropical system near Mexico this week.
At this time I would put the chance for development at a high level, but the impacts to land at a low level. As has been the case for much of this season development has been followed by storms tracking parallel or away from the Mexico coastline keeping areas from seeing the worst of the storm.
That looks to be the case again this week; however, a jog to the north could bring more significant impacts to southern Mexico.
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While there are no tropical cyclones expected to make landfall through at least Thursday, there is plenty to talk about.
This wintry scene in New Zealand will leave many wondering when the first snow will fall in their area.
The short answer is maybe, but regardless of whether a developing area of showers and thunderstorms to the east of Guam ever becomes a super typhoon, it will pose serious risks parts of the basin over the next 7-14 days.
Records continue to fall across the United Kingdom as the summer as a whole has been declared the joint hottest on record.
A slow moving frontal boundary has sparked days of torrential rainfall across South Korea resulting in flooding across much of the country.
It has been a hot, dry summer across much of northern and western Europe and a rare sighting of "Hunger Stones" shows just how big of a problem the current drought could be.
Rare snowfall was seen across parts of Uruguay on Sunday while graupel resulted in an icy coating across parts of eastern Argentina.
A newly developed tropical depression is expected to become the latest typhoon to threaten Japan this season.