In the Eastern Pacific:
Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first.
National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as a weakened version of the storm that prompted school and court closures and an emergency declaration from Gov. Neil Abercrombie before hitting shore.
But hours after surfers caught waves on the Big Island and tourists sunbathed despite showers and overcast skies in Waikiki, Flossie made its mark on the state with widespread thunder and lightning, heavy rain and winds that knocked out power to thousands on several islands.
Bad weather in Japan’s Central Alps has claimed the lives of three South Korean climbers and left another missing. The bodies of the climbers were found on routes between Mt Hoken and Mt Hinokio today.
Floods in Maluku province in eastern Indonesia have claimed the lives of at least four people and left six missing. More than 1 000 people have been displaced.
Tornadoes in Milan, Italy have injured at least 12 people and damaged several buildings and vehicles. One tornado hit the Grezzago area destroying several cars and overturning trucks. A violent storm hit Vaprio, Trezzo and Grezzago (Milan).
A father and son from New Zealand are reported to be missing in an avalanche on K2, the second highest mountain in the world in Nepal. Rescue teams are waiting for the weather to clear.
A severe hailstorm hit the German village of Wassel in Sehnte Saturday evening. The hailstones were the size of tennis balls and damaged roofs, windows and numerous vehicles.
Many provinces in northern Vietnam are suffering from flooding and landslides caused by prolonged heavy rain.