In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 03s (Ambali), located approximately 528 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 08 knots.
Tropical cyclone (tc) 02s (Belna), located approximately 862 nm north-northeast of Europa island, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.
In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 06a (Pawan), located approximately 391 nm southeast of Aden, Yemen, is tracking westward at 10 knots.
Philippines – The Philippines’ north has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, with torrents of muddy runoff forcing 66,000 from their homes and prompting rescues of trapped locals, authorities said Friday. Luzon island, the nation’s largest, has been hit by a string of storms that have battered its northern tip while monsoon rains were intensified by the passage of Typhoon Kammuri this week. Large swaths of lush green land were inundated after rivers burst their banks, leaving only treetops visible above the waterline. Landslides have cut off roads to some isolated towns and some bridges are covered by the flooding. However, authorities said they have not confirmed any deaths caused by the high water.
Namibia – Namibia is facing with floods in the northern part of the country following incessant heavy rains in the past few days.
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Chantal is located about 765 mi…1225 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…se or 140 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 12w (Bailu), located approximately 417 nm south-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Ivo is located about 455 mi…735 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.
Mankind’s destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an “unprecedented” rate, the leading wildlife conservation body warned Thursday as it added more than 7,000 animals, fish and plants to its endangered “Red List”.
From the canopies of tropical forests to the ocean floor, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said iconic species of primates, rays, fish and trees were now classified as critically endangered.
The group has now assessed more than 105,000 species worldwide, around 28,000 of which risk extinction.
While each group of organisms face specific threats, human behaviour, including overfishing and deforestation, was the biggest driver of plummeting populations.
“Nature is declining at rates unprecedented in human history,” said IUCN acting director general, Grethel Aguilar. “We must wake up to the fact that conserving nature’s diversity is in our interest.”
Exhausted rhinos rest on dry land amidst India Floods
A telling picture of exhausted rhinos resting on patches of land at the Kaziranga National Park in the wake of the devastating floods in Assam has surfaced on the internet. Rising floodwater levels in the state posed a threat to the wild animals in Kaziranga, which has been entirely under water owing to incessant rains in the region.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 21s (Veronica), located approximately 231 nm east-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.
Tropical cyclone 22s (Joaninha), located approximately 311 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking northward at 02 knots.
Mozambique – Update – Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with wind s of up to 170 kilometres per hour (105 miles per hour) last week, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, swamping populations and devastating homes. In all three countries, survivors have been digging through rubble to search for victims, and scrambling for shelter, food and water, while governments and aid agencies rush in help.
Illinois, USA – Floods hit hundreds of homes, businesses in northern Illinois. Emergency responders continue to monitor flooding in Winnebago and Stephenson counties as river levels slowly recede and the recovery process begins. The Rock River was at moderate flood stage Friday afternoon in Rockton and Machesney Park after cresting above major flood stage levels on Monday. Flooding affected 502 homes and businesses in Winnebago County and 316 of them are in Machesney Park.
In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 36w (Pabuk), located approximately 245 nm east-southeast of Port Blair, Andaman, is tracking westward at 08 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 499 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking westward at 05 knots.
Tropical cyclone 09p (Mona), located approximately 194 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 12 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 182 nm east-southeast of Majuro, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.
Thailand – Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands further north were spared the worst and began to plot routes home. Pabuk, a once in three-decade weather system, packed winds of up to 75 kilometres (45 miles) an hour and brought heavy rains and storm surges as it lashed the entire south of the kingdom on Friday, downing power cables and causing widespread flooding.
In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 36w (Pabuk), located approximately 514 nm west-west of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 580 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking east-northeastward at 03 knots.
Tropical cyclone 09p (Mona), located approximately 278 nm north-northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 04 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical depression 01w (One), located approximately 84 nm east of Mili, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.
Solomon Islands – For two weeks, much of the country has been drenched by heavy rain that’s caused flooding and landslides across the country. Two people have died and as many as 22,000 have had their homes or food crops destroyed. In several provinces, rivers have burst their banks and swept through villages. Flood water has contaminated drinking water and destroyed crops. Strong winds blew off rooftops and flattened homes. Landslides have cut access to roads in some districts.
In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 36w (Pabuk), located approximately 388 nm west-southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 11 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 594 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 03 knots.
Tropical cyclone 09p (Mona), located approximately 264 nm north-northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.
Denmark – During the passing of Storm Alfrida over Denmark these past two days, its potent winds were of secondary concern to some citizens. The low pressure system also led to significant flooding, particularly in the southern part of the country, where water levels in some areas reached 1.7 metres above normal. Bagenkop on the island of Langeland saw the highest water level increase at 1.72 metres – a level that has only been reached once in the town since registrations began in 1976 – while a number of areas saw water levels reach 20-year highs.
In the Western Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Xavier is located about 370 mi…600 km sw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…ene or 70 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Oscar is located about 470 mi…755 km ese of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 144 nm north-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 15 knots.
Venice, Italy – Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, killing six people.
Vietnam – The annual flooding in the Mekong Delta has damaged more than 2,000ha of rice this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Water Resources. More than 1,270ha of the crop in An Giang Province, 316ha in Kiên Giang and 182ha in Đồng Tháp were totally destroyed while 265ha in Đồng Tháp and 24ha in Long An were damaged. Most of the destroyed and damaged fields are in areas without embankments while the rest were damaged because their embankments were broken or too low. High tides too have been affecting agricultural production in the region, especially in Bến Tre and Sóc Trăng provinces and Cần Thơ City.
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Oscar is located about 620 mi…1000 km se of Bermuda and about 620 mi…995 km nne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 281 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.
Malaysia – Ninety minutes of heavy rainfall this morning caused flash floods at the Penang International Airport affecting departures and flooding the parking area.
Uganda – Following torrential rains that hit the Rwenzori Mountains, Kasese was inundated by flooding which claimed the life of one person and affected more than 8 000 people.
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Oscar is located about 895 mi…1440 km ese of Bermuda and about 820 mi…1320 km ne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…sw or 235 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 501 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 10 knots.
Sudan – One man died and five others were wounded in major floods that have ravaged parts of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state. The torrential rains and ensuing floods that started on Wednesday evening are still continuing and affecting life in a number of places in Red Sea state. A young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan. Five others sustained injuries when they attempted to cross streets in the city and were swept away by floods.
UAE – Dubai: The road to Jebel Jais was closed on Sunday due to heavy rain and unstable weather, while the Ras Al Khaimah Police announces drivers urged to be cautious when driving in rainy weather and avoid valleys. This morning, water was seen gushing through the wadis in Jebel Jais and also causing some flooding on the roads.