This animation shows 24 hours in the life of three storms in the West Pacific. The remnants of former Typhoon #Cempaka bottom left, Typhoon #INFA in the middle and TS #Nepartak far right which is headed to Japan.

Shangai is already receiving rain from In-fa, 650kms away.
A truly extraordinary storm. Maybe illustrative of what tropical storms of the future may look like.

#INFA developed slowly, moves slowly and is not particularly strong, but he/she is orchestrating rain catastrophes from 100s of KMs away in Shangai the Phillipines and Japan.
A big high resolution photo of INFA from this morning from @NASA WorldView. This is a truly huge storm.
Zooming in....
All the way to the eye.
#INFA has a very big eye.
Latest track forecast. From
It appears this enormous storm is technically no longer a Typhoon, with winds of just 45 knots, which makes he/she a Tropical Storm (In-fa is both a male and female name apparently).

Simply Astonishing.
Tropical Storm #INFA is pictured here with her widening gyre. Together which is much bigger than him. What is now TS #Nepartak is somewhere in there near to the right of the saddle.

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25 Jul
This week's rainfall forecasts for the #HornOfAfrica, #NorthAfrica and the #Middle East follow.

Image: Typhoon INFA over China showing the lights of Tokyo where the world is gathered to celebrate youth & excellence and the unity of the nations of the world at the Olympics.
Here we see Japan again and tropical storm #Nepartak which is on route towards the Olympics.

#Nepartak is a child of #INFA's gyre and you can see an atmospheric river coming from #INFA's outflows which leads directly to her.
This weekly thread is the sequel to the daily threads published April-July in solidarity with the efforts to complete the 2nd filling of the #GERD dam under difficult circumstances.

There hasn't been a clear view of the #GERD in the past week sadly, just a glimpse.
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25 Jul
Surely an attack on a @WFP convoy is enough provocation for the United Nations, U.S. and E.U. to call on the TPLF to observe the Tigray ceasefire.

And if they fail to do so, to send peacemakers and peacekeepers to protect their humanitarian convoys.
@SecBlinken @JosepBorrellF
It is true that @RAbdiAnalyst said this. And he is definitely a TPLF mouthpiece of some kind.
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25 Jul
Media reporters in Zhengzhou China are being harassed by local people as authorities appear to be looking for @BBC China Correspondent @robindbrant.

This thread is one of two about an incident in which two reporters were surrounded and @mare_porter was accused of being Brant.
Here is Beijing @latimes bureau chief @aliceysu's thread. Alice and Mathias both filmed the incident which took place a few hours ago.
The crowd showed pictures of the BBC's @robindbrant who was one of the first Western reporters on the ground covering the floods. Brant arrived in Zhengzhou the day after the floods on July 21st.
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24 Jul
This video pieces together news reports, facts about geography, & social media posts to tell the story of the Zhengzhou subway and road tunnel floods.

It makes a compelling case that the real death toll in Zhengzhou is likely several 1000, and not 56.

@AAAquaponics picks up the story in a thread here. [HT for alerting me to this.
Translation: In the middle of the night in Zhengzhou, several extended trailers pulled out the remains of the dead from the Jingguang Road Tunnel, flooded on July 20.

Water reached 13m deep in the 4km road tunnel. It took 4 days to pump it out.

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24 Jul
This deep dive is for anyone interested in the unfolding #Ethiopia Security Crisis the #Tigray War and the information warfare associated with it. Full spectrum analysis.

@RaniaKhalek & @EugenePuryear
The final thesis provides an interesting explanation for the hard to explain U.S. position in relation to this #HornOfAfrica Crisis.

I.E. the US is just opposed to having independent free countries in such an important geo-strategic location.
The way @EugenePuryear lays out of the history, detail and context of this crisis leaves me with an uneasy feeling of déjà vu. There are echoes of the lead up to previous international relations castastrophes, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria.

Have we not learned anything?
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23 Jul
. @SecBlinken, @JosepBorrellF, you insisted Ethiopia pursue a path of peace in Tigray to enable humanitarian assistance to to millions experiencing famine.

The TPLF rejected a ceasefire and continues its offensive against the legally recognised Govt.
In recent days TPLF mounted attacks across the border into Afar Region, reportedly killing locals and allegedly using child soldiers as part of their army. These statements from @reda_getachew are very clear, he claims he is fighting and winning a war.
And yet you remain completely silent. Daring not to criticise the TPLF who are are now, transparently the aggressor in this conflict.

Reda is a constant liar and propagandist. It seems odd that the two great western superpowers wish to align themselves with such a man.
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