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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 32w (Kai-Tak), located approximately 310 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

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Philippines – From blue, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) has raised its disaster alert level to red over a wide area of Eastern and Western Visayas due to widespread flooding and several landslides as Tropical Storm Urduja continues to dump heavy rains and remains almost stationary. According to the weather agency, moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 500-kilometer diameter of the tropical storm. It adds that scattered to widespread rains will continue over Eastern Visayas and are expected to prevail in Bicol and the rest of Visayas.

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 32w (Kai-Tak), located approximately 423 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 01 knot.

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Philippines – Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on Thursday, December 14, caused landslides and floods in at least 3 towns in Eastern Samar, making some roads impassable for a good part of the day. Landslides have closed sections of roads in the towns of Giporlos and Arteche, while some streets in Quenapondan were flooded. Meanwhile in Tacloban City, the declared the suspension of classes at all levels in public and private schools for Friday, December 15. Some low-lying areas in the city were flooded by evening, prompting city rescue officials to advise residents to evacuate. Tropical Storm Urduja was expected to bring strong winds and the continous rains overnight, which could cause water levels to rise.

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 32w (Kai-Tak), located approximately 404 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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UK – Melting snow and heavy rain prompted flood warnings today over fears rivers could burst their banks after wintry conditions forced schools to shut for a third day. Most of the 14 flood alerts in England and Wales are because of melting snow and rain, while coastal areas will be hit by high tides.

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Malaysia – Some 129 people from villages in flood prone Kota Belud district were evacuated overnight after Sungai Kadamaian overflowed its banks following heavy rains in west coast Sabah since late Monday. More monsoon rains are expected to hit the state over three to four days. Several roads were also flooded with some not passable to light vehicles.

Florida, USA – As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight saltwater intrusion, the threat of inland flooding will only increase, according to newly published research results. Although high groundwater levels in South Florida are a major contributor to inland floods, especially during the wet season or extreme rain events, traditional flood models don’t account for the groundwater beneath our feet, scientists have found. South Florida protects its drinking water sources from saltwater intrusion by keeping groundwater levels high. As sea level rises, groundwater levels may need to be raised even higher, which could cause yet more flooding.

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Indonesia – Jakarta was struck by heavy rain and strong winds starting from noon on Monday, peaking at around 2 p.m. It continued to drizzle throughout the capital until about 5 p.m. Flood waters of up to 1 meter in height were reported on Jl. Adityawarman in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Vehicles were unable to pass the roads. The heavy rainfall and strong winds toppled trees and flooding made it impossible for buses and cars to pass through several areas.

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Thailand – Floods persist in seven southern provinces, with more than 900,000 people affected by inundations that have resulted in 22 deaths over the past 15 days. The northeastern monsoon that began on Nov 25 has brought flooding to 11 southern provinces: Pattani, Yala, Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Satun, Chumphon, Narathiwat, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Surat Thani and Krabi.

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Vietnam – High tides have exceeded warning level three of six, submerging HCM City streets and causing terrible traffic congestion. The tides have flooded several streets and alleys since Wednesday. The city’s central area, moreover, experienced rising tides for the first time. Business activities were suspended and homes and assets were damaged. Hundreds of vehicles stalled due to flood water.

Thailand – Rising flood water forced Nakhon Si Thammarat airport in Pak Phun to temporarily close yesterday, while land transport in many areas of the South remain paralysed due to widespread flooding. Flat-bottomed boats loaded with relief bags and food supplies went to stranded communities in Moos 1, 4 and 5, with residents having gone without basic necessities for more than a week. Community roads were swallowed up by rising floods. Water levels in the district have continued to rise as a result of persistent torrential rain.

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Thailand – Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are affected by flooding as heavier than usual monsoon rains continue to fall on the area. The storms sweeping across this narrow stretch of land separating the Gulf of Thailand from the Andaman Sea have also affected northern Malaysia. The floods in southern Thailand have killed 15 people and left about 960,000 people affected, figures that could increase due to the severity of the damages.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03B (Ockhi), located approximately 444 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.

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Albania – Albania on Monday faced a fifth day of severe floods, which have forced 600 families from their homes and left more than 4,700 households suffering flood-related damaged. No new deaths as a result of floods have been reported since an electrician from Albania’s state-owned energy company, OSHEE, lost his life while trying to restore power connections. Some 10,622 hectares were reported to be underwater.

Australia – Severe thunderstorms could bring hailstones and damaging winds to parts of Queensland, prompting authorities to issue warnings after heavy rainfall in several areas. More than 60mm of rain per hour has been recorded around western Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and the Bureau of Meteorology has warned flash flooding could occur around central Brisbane, Maroochydore, Logan City, Strathpine, Caboolture, Kilcoy and Caloundra throughout Monday afternoon.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03B (Ockhi), located approximately 1333 nm north of Diego Garcia, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 01s (Dahlia), located approximately 402 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 10 knots.

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Australia – Victorians are being told to remain on high alert as rivers continue to swell, potentially threatening more homes. The warning that the state is not yet in the clear comes after 73 properties were flooded overnight in the biggest downpour to hit Victoria in 25 years.

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Albania – Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in Albania to rescue stranded residents after heavy rainfall triggered major flooding. Waters in Albania’s main rivers started to recede Sunday but snow has covered major part of north Albania what has made the floods situation even worse. As a result of snow, several villages in the north were blocked Sunday while work is underway to open the main road access.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03B (Ockhi), located approximately 765 nm south- southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 01s (Dahlia), located approximately 519 nm north of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03B (Ockhi), located approximately 959 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 01s (Dahlia), located approximately 710 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Australia – Parts of Melbourne experienced flash flooding from heavy thunderstorms which are moving across the state. Some trains were affected, with delays on the Hurstbridge and Frankston lines after flooding at Ivanhoe station, and areas near Highett, Mordialloc and Aspendale. The Melbourne to Albury line was closed as a precaution and roads were closed around the state.

Albania – At least one person has died during heavy rainfall that flooded many parts of Albania, paralyzing its ports and causing flights from its only international airport to be suspended, authorities said Friday. Three other people were injured and 18 houses were destroyed in weather-related incidents over the past 24 hours, the government said in a statement. Many roads remained blocked across the Balkan country, while some 71,000 residents were affected by power cuts.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 03b (Three), located approximately 927 nm north-northeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 01s (Dahlia), located approximately 924 nm north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking eastward at 18 knots.

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Thailand – Heavy floods swept into southern Thailand this week killing five people, authorities said Thursday as photos of waterlogged and damaged roads spread on social media. The worst-hit provinces are located in the deep south on the border with Malaysia. More than 380,000 people from eight southern provinces have been affected by the rising waters in the southern Thailand but no formal evacuation plan has been announced.

Australia – A severe weather warning has been issued for all of Victoria as the bureau prepares for what could be the state’s most significant rain event in more than 20 years. The city will be lashed with more than 100 millimetres of rain – almost double its December average rainfall – over Friday and Saturday alone with thunderstorms and hail likely to accompany the downpour.

Bali – Massive lava flows surge down the rivers surrounding Bali’s erupting Mount Agung, as fears grow the volcano is set to blow. Cold lava flows, also known as lahar, have already flooded the rivers and canals of nearby villages, with many locals ignoring warnings to steer clear.

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Indonesia – Rain-triggered landslides and floods have killed 11 villagers on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Nine people were buried by landslides before dawn Tuesday in two villages in the East Java district of Pacitan. Two other people drowned in floods that inundated thousands of houses in 13 villages in the same district. Torrential rain since Monday has caused rivers in the area to overflow their banks.

Malaysia – Malaysia’s east coast monsoon floods claimed a second life on Tuesday (Nov 28), while over 10,000 people from Terengganu and Kelantan have been forced to evacuate to relief centres. Kelantan saw a steep rise in the number of flood victims after scattered thunderstorms on Tuesday night, with over 8,000 people seeking shelter at relief centres as at noon on Wednesday, compared to just over 5,000 people on Tuesday night.