Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
Britain – Freezing fog caused travel chaos across Britain on Tuesday as the UK braced itself for Storm Diana’s 80mph winds. Hundreds of flights serving London airports were cancelled or delayed amid the thick fog and by noon some 62 flights to or from London Heathrow on Tuesday were cancelled and a further 380 were delayed by more than 15 minutes. Storm Diana will bring gales of up to 80mph to Britain and Ireland amid warnings that homes and business could be flooded with heavy rain expected. Train services were also affected on Tuesday with drivers having to slow down because they couldn’t see through the fog.
Australia – Swathes of coastal New South Wales around Sydney have been deluged with more than a month’s worth of rainfall in less than a day, with the State Emergency Service preparing to mobilise thousands of volunteers and police warning commuters to stay off the roads. Two people have already died. The floods have been described as the worst rain event in 44 years.