Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone Ernie (tc) 15s, located approximately 435 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southwestward at 02 knots.
In the South Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 16p (Sixteen), located approximately 441 nm north-northeast of Noumea of Nadi, New Caledonia, is tracking west-southwestward at 04 knots.
India – Six people were killed and two were reported missing in India’s northern region of Kashmir on Friday, after heavy rain and snowfall swept the region, setting off avalanches and turning mountain rivers into raging torrents. Snowfalls triggered multiple avalanches, defence spokesman Rajesh Kalia told Reuters. “A post in Batalik sector was buried,” he added. “Two out of five soldiers have been rescued. A rescue operation for three soldiers was in progress and three bodies have been recovered.”