Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 33w (Usagi), located approximately 143 nm east-southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 08 knots.
Typhoon 34w (Man-Yi), located approximately 508 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.
Iraq – At least seven people, including children, have been killed and thousands have been forced to flee their homes after heavy rains triggered flash floods in northern Iraq. The seven people were killed when floods hit the al-Houreya village in Salahuddin province.
Saudi Arabia – Security Aviation helicopters in cooperation with the Civil Defense in Makkah have started rescuing motorists marooned by the floods in Makkah Province. Meanwhile, the Civil Defense closed four mountain passes to traffic as a precautionary measure due to the rainfall in the region.
Egypt – Unstable weather is being witness across Egypt, with Cairo expected to witness heavy rainfall and a significant decline in temperature by 4-5 degrees Celsius until Saturday. Cairo and other governorates have seen heavy rainfall during the early hours of Friday, and the official forecast authority warned that some areas in North and South Sinai are expected to see floods.
Australia – Strong winds across Australia’s southeast coast also caused commuter chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country’s two busiest, with thousands of air travellers stranded after dozens of flights were cancelled. Winds gusting up to 70 kmph (44 mph) fanned major bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday (November 23), threatening homes and forcing evacuations.