This remarkable satellite image shows Hurricane Florence is one of just nine potentially dangerous storms currently circling around the world.

The image circles some of the points where the most extreme weather is set to batter the world this week, giving a word of warning about the dangers they pose, the Daily Mail reported.

Jamaica Weather posted the photograph online, saying: "This going to be a crazy end to the week! Take a look across the Tropics."

The image posted by Jamaica Weather. Photo / via Twitter
The image posted by Jamaica Weather. Photo / via Twitter

Each storm is clearly highlighted on the map and identified with a name, showing that Hurricane Florence is not the only storm looming.


In the image, Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac can be seen circling the Atlantic Ocean while Storm 95L is on a collision course for the Caribbean.

Hurricane Olivia is heading towards Hawaii as Tropical Storm Paul is approaching the west coast of Mexico.

Storm 91W, Typhoon Mangkhut and Storm 27W appear to be heading towards South East Asia as they line up in the Western Pacific.

Hurricane experts say it is unusual for there to be active storms in the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean at the same time.

"The thing that's interesting now is the Pacific is still active, but the Atlantic is very active, which isn't normal," Phil Klotzbach, an atmospheric science researcher at Colorado State University, told NBC News.

"I'm surprised to see the Pacific and Atlantic active at the same time."

Since the hurricane season began this summer, there have been nine named storms in the Atlantic, which is above average, Klotzbach said.

There have been 15 identified storms in the Pacific since the hurricane season began.


On Twitter and Facebook, users reacted to Jamaica Weather's satellite image calling for those in the path of the storms to use caution.

Hurricane Helene is currently a Category 2 storm that's unlikely to make landfall; instead, it's expected to drift out into the Atlantic after it hit cooler waters.

Tropical Storm Isaac was downgraded from hurricane status on Tuesday, but still packs winds of 100km/h, so the National Hurricane Centre is keeping an eye on the storm as it tracks toward the Caribbean.

"Isaac is anticipated to move near or over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday, move into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday night, and move into the central Caribbean Sea by the weekend," National Hurricane Centre officials said in an update issued on Tuesday (US time).

It was said that Isaac could possibly steer north toward the US, but it appears that conditions in the Caribbean Sea aren't strong enough to push it in that direction.

It will likely bring heavy rain and damaging winds to parts of the Lesser Antilles later this week.

This image shows Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene in the Atlantic. Photo / Supplied
This image shows Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene in the Atlantic. Photo / Supplied

Nearby, Invest 95L hovers over the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Invest 95L is currently being classified as a tropical disturbance, bringing with it some showers and storms, but officials continue to closely watch the system as it could head toward eastern Mexico and southern Texas in the coming days.

Weather forecasters say it has a 60 per cent chance of becoming a tropical storm and, should it strengthen, will most likely be named Tropical Storm Joyce.

In the Eastern Pacific, Hurricane Olivia can be seen approaching Hawaii, while Tropical Storm Paul approaches the West coast of Mexico.

At one point, Hurricane Olivia was creating sustained winds of 160km/h as it approached Hawaii.

This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo / AP
This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo / AP

In a tweet, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said: "Tropical storm #Olivia continues to weaken but we're not out of the woods. Tonight into tomorrow morning we could see heavy rain and tropical storm force winds, both of which have the potential to cause significant damage."

Tropical Storm Paul is less threatening, having been downgraded to a tropical depression.

Paul was last seen about 1600km west of the southern tip of Baja, California.

Storm 27W, expected to be renamed to Tropical Storm Barijat, is headed toward the Luzon Strait, a body of water between Taiwan and the Philippines.

Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines, according to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre, which captured satellite images of the storm.

But that's not the only storm set to crash into the Philippines.

A "super typhoon", called Mangkhut, has worried officials as it's set to smash into the Philippines this weekend, bringing with it floods, landslides and massive waves.

This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States. Photo / AP
This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States. Photo / AP

Typhoon Mangkhut has sustained winds of at least 250km/h and is being pegged as the strongest typhoon to hit the area this year.

"We're worried for the 10 million people in the Philippines living in the path of this destructive storm," Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, told AFP.

Typhoon Mangkhut is estimated to cause US$250 million worth of damage to the Phillipines with rice and corn crops bearing the brunt of the storm.

Hong Kong and Macau are expected to be ripped through by the storm, according to the latest trajectory through the Western Pacific.

Named locally as "Typhoon Ompong", Typhoon Mangkhut approaches the Philippines with sustained winds of 204km/h and gusts of up to 250km/h.

Grace Beasley said: "I'm currently in the Philippines and the country is making huge preparations for typhoon Mangkhut, which has already caused devastation to Guam."

One million residents have been told to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Florence approaches North and South Carolina.

Meteorologists have given Florence a category four level strength, meaning the storm could cause major structural damage costing millions.

Its winds could approach Category 5 strength, which means winds of 250km/h or higher.

Officials warned there was a chance of "life-threatening inundation from rising water" as the hurricane is due to hit land on Friday.


Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, analysed simulations from 20 state-of-the-art climate models.

The team found poleward shift of storm activity will occur thanks to an extended distance over which the storms build-up in strength.

The team suggest this is caused by climate change generating stronger winds at the upper level of the atmosphere.

Previous research has shown that this "upper level flow" is necessary for the storms to grow and also steers them toward the pole.

Global warming will also and increase concentrations of atmospheric water vapour, which further spreads the storms toward the poles.

The hotter air in a warmer climate will contain more water vapour, which will release more heat when the vapour condenses, the researchers said.

The hottest, wettest air circulates up the eastern flank of the storm – to the northern side – and releases latent heat there.

This process pushes the storm northward - or southward in the southern hemisphere - and this effect will be stronger in a warmer climate.