The clouds and rain finally broke apart yesterday morning, leaving glorious sunshine in their wake. The rain and lousy weather from Monday and Tuesday has developed into a tropical storm rumbling off towards Taiwan. Tropical Storm 10W (Mindulle) is located at 17° N, 140.2° E and moving west/northwest at almost 13 miles per hour. That puts it about 390 miles away now, and leaving clear skies in its wake. But the weather is still very volatile here in the tropics, and it looks like more rain for this weekend. I guess the rainy season has started in earnest.