Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the North Atlantic Ocean: Invest 90L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that may have potential for further tropical development.
In the South Pacific Ocean: Tropical Cyclone Debbie located approximately 295 nm east- southeast of Cairns, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.
In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 12s (Caleb), located approximately 200nm south of Cocos Island, is tracking westward at 06 knots.
Japan – Eight teenagers from a high school mountaineering club were killed Monday during an avalanche in an area of northeastern Japan that had been blanketed by unusually heavy spring snows, the authorities and the Japanese news media said. The students were climbing in an area in Tochigi Prefecture, about 100 miles north of Tokyo. The weather bureau in Tochigi had issued an avalanche warning on Sunday.
Middle East – Freak weather has caused carnage across the Middle East, after a series of flash floods, dust storms, hail and lightning shocked the region. This week, schools were shut down in Oman, while several accidents were reported when drivers lost control of their vehicles. In the UAE, thunderstorms and lightning lit up the night sky, following flash floods on the roads. Saudi Arabia suffered dust storms, which put several densely-packed cities on alert, and prompted a medical warning for those who venture outside. Earlier, in February, a bizarre blizzard snowstorm blanketed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).