Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical depression 04w (Maysak), located approximately 365 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.
Tropical storm 05w (Haishen), located approximately 110 nm northwest of Chuuk, is tracking southwestward at 01 knot.
Tropical cyclone 21s (Ikola), located approximately 1497 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 09 knots.
Tropical cyclone (tc) 22s (Twenty-two), located approximately 460 nm northeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.
Bangladesh – More than hundred villages in Meghalaya’s South West Garo Hills district adjoining Bangladesh have been affected by a storm that hit the region last night. The storm has claimed the lives of at least 33 people and injured 200 others. Fourteen people were reported killed yesterday. At least 19 more people were found dead in today’s nor’wester across Bangladesh. Strong winds accompanied by rains bearing hailstorm damaged houses and some crops in at least two villages in the district. As per initial reports, around twenty villages under Betasing block, including New Chondonpara, Chondon Nokat, Godalgre and Arenggre had been fully damaged. The nor’wester has affected around 91,894 families. According to The Daily Star, around 28, 667 houses have been completely damaged and 70, 301 houses partially damaged. At least 26 educational institutions have been totally damaged while 228 educational institutions have been also affected.
Saudi Arabia – The sandstorm affecting the United Arab Emirates has moved to Riyadh, grounding flights and closing schools in affected areas. Residents with respiratory ailments were advised to remain indoors.
China – Nearly 240,000 people have been affected by flooding in central China, where torrential rains and hail also damaged crops and disrupted traffic. The ongoing floods in central China have already affected about 240,000 people, also damaging crops and halting traffic, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. There was no immediate word on casualties in central China’s Hunan Province, where more than 12,000 people have been evacuated as of 6:00 p.m. Saturday. More downpours are expected in Hunan in the next few days, according to local weather forecasters.