Tropical storm warnings cancelled in western Pacific

2:19 pm on 6 July 2015

Tropical storm warnings have been cancelled for Guam and the Northern Marianas, and an earlier typhoon warning for the Marshall Islands' Enewetak Atoll has also been lifted.

Chan-Hom moves west

Photo: US National Weather Service Guam

Tropical Storm Chan-Hom has brought strong winds and heavy rain to Guam and the adjacent coastal waters, while the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota have escaped with little damage.

Our correspondent says the storm has proven to be erratic, changing speeds, direction and intensity over the weekend.

Chan-Hom is now moving west-northwest away from the Marianas and is expected to slowly intensify over the next couple of days.

Another tropical storm, Nangka, was expected to hit the Enewetak Atoll but has since moved west and away from the islands.

A high surf advisory remains in place across the Marianas, Yap, Chuuk, and Guam.