Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 07b (Gaja), located approximately 140 nm south-east of Chennai, India, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.
Saudi Arabia – Saudi Civil Defense urged residents in Jeddah to stay indoors as a deadly storm bringing heavy rain is expected in the Red Coast City over the weekend. Thirty people have been killed because of the weather in Saudi Arabia in recent days, the country’s Civil Defence said. Ten people died in Makkah, five in Al Baha, three each in Aseer and the Eastern regions, two each in Hayel, Jazan and Tabouk and one in Riyadh, Al Jouf and Najran. Another 3,865 people were evacuated from areas in danger of floods from the heavy downpour expected in the coming days.