Storms and Floods

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Saudi Arabia – Heavy rain has hit Jeddah, flooding streets and closing schools and universities in the Saudi city, and led to cars being stranded as the water level rose. Air traffic was also affected, as Saudi Airlines announced that several flights were delayed.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Fiji – Low lying areas in and around the Central Division experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain affecting the region. Police have confirmed that Nausori town and areas around Suva and Nasinu are currently flooded. Settlements around Wainadoi had experienced flooding last night.

Vietnam – Seven dams and reservoirs in Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces have begun releasing water as the central region experiences torrential downpours. The tropical depression that made landfall in the south-central region over the weekend, together with a cold spell coming down from the north, have brought heavy rain to four localities in the mid-central region, including the provinces of Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Nam, as well as Đà Nẵng City. The weather centre has issued alerts on potential flash floods, landslides and flooding in lowland areas in these localities.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Vietnam – Vietnam’s central region is making preparations for coping with potential floods and landslides caused by a recent tropical depression and a cold spell. Central provinces are ready to evacuate local people in flood or landslide-prone areas, and release water in important reservoirs, which are now full of water due to heavy rain over the past few days.

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 31w (Kirogi), located approximately 142 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

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Greece – The death toll from flooding in and around Athens rose to 19 on Saturday after three more bodies were recovered west of the Greek capital.

UAE – Five Indian nationals were rescued from a car that was washed away by wadi flood waters in Khor Fakkan on Friday after heavy rains and rescue personnel are searching for another missing student.

Australia – Heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of Melbourne on Saturday (Nov 18), after the Australian city was lashed by a series of storms. Water poured down the steps to Flinders Street railway station in the heart of Melbourne, and commuters were seen removing their shoes to walk through ankle-deep water. Rain also seeped through the roof of Melbourne Airport’s international terminal, after 20mm of rainfall in under 10 minutes.

Storms and Floods

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Thailand – Torrential rain on Tuesday night triggered flash floods that hit parts of the five southern provinces of Krabi, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phatthalung and Yala yesterday, affecting thousands of people. In Krabi, the downpours caused flash floods from 3am onward in several communities in Khao Phanom district. In Yala, more than 500 houses in the flood-prone zones of this district were flooded yesterday. Several roads, at least 40 houses and more than 500 rai of farmland in three tambons of this district — tambon Phru Tiaw, tambon Khao Phanom and tambon Khao Din — were affected by the sudden flooding. Schools in affected areas were closed for two days.

Storms and Floods

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Greece – Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain. In devastation locals said was unprecedented in scale, an overnight deluge triggered flash floods in the industrial towns of Nea Peramos and Mandra in the foothills of a mountain just west of Athens.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 96L remains an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Malaysia – Incessant heavy rain since 6.30 pm yesterday caused a landslide and flash floods in Miri today, according to the Miri Fire and Rescue Station. The worst-affected area was Kampung Lereng Bukit where a vacant house almost collapsed due to a landslide that occurred at about 7 am today and flash floods struck a village in Bekenu.

La Nina – La Nina, the cool flip side to El Nino, has returned, forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a weak La Nina has formed and is expected to stick around for several months. La Nina is a natural cooling of parts of the Pacific that alters weather patterns around the globe. La Nina typically brings drier conditions to the U.S. South and wetter weather to the Pacific Northwest and western Canada. Indonesia, the Philippines, northeastern South America and South Africa often see more rain during December, January and February in La Nina years. Last year’s La Nina was unusually brief, forming in November and gone by February. This one should hang around through at least March.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

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Kenya – More than 10,000 residents of Kiganjo in Thika constituency have been displaced by floods following heavy rains that hit the area on Saturday night. The rains have interrupted harvesting of maize and wheat while horticulture farmers cannot access markets for their produce after floods rendered most roads in the region impassable.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 96L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 94E is an area of disturbed weather in the Eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 30w (Haikui), located approximately 283 nm east-northeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

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Sri Lanka – Thousands are being affected by floods which are affecting the Jaffna District. The Jaffna office said that 456 families have been displaced, with 170 houses destroyed by the floods. Strong winds can be expected over the coastal areas of Northern, North-western, Western and Southern provinces.Winds between 70 and 80 kmph are forecast at certain seas, prompting rough seas.

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Haikui), located approximately 398 nm east-northeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Malaysia – Fresh floods have hit Seremban. A three-hour downpour in Seremban caused flash floods in many areas of the town last evening. Many states are experiencing heavy rainfall, although not as severe as the one in Penang which flooded many areas and claimed seven lives last weekend. More than 6,000 people in Penang were also evacuated from their homes.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 30w (Haikui), located approximately 175 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

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Thailand – Flooding persists in 12 provinces, with 233,180 people affected by the floods that have claimed 18 lives over the last month.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Rina is located about 360 mi…580 km E of Cape Race Newfoundland and about 1480 mi…2385 km SW of Reykjavik Iceland with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NE or 35 degrees at 40 mph…65 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 30w (Haikui), located approximately 51 nm south-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.

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Colombia – Families and rescuers searched desperately on Wednesday (November 8) through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding after a mudslide in Colombia killed nine, with 19 still missing, according to police reports. River La Paila burst its banks near the southeastern municipality of Corinto in the Cauca department at 18:40 local time (23:40 GMT) on Tuesday (November 7), sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses. Troops and police helped residents in the rescue operation and heavy machinery was being used to clear mud from the devastated area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Rina is located about 705 mi…1135 km SSE of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…N or 10 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 29w (Twenty-nine), located approximately 431 nm west of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Malaysia – Parts of Selangor state were inundated by flood waters early yesterday morning following several hours of heavy rain. The worst-hit locations were low-lying residential estates and areas in Klang and Shah Alam.

Hawaii, USA – Another round of especially high king tides are expected to arrive Tuesday and Wednesday, and the sea level increase could mean flooding for some low-lying areas on Oahu and Hawaii Island. Sea levels were expected to have risen by nearly 2.5 feet before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, slightly less than the record highs that were set earlier this summer.