Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Debby is located about 1175 mi…1890 km wnw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 17w (Shanshan), located approximately 120 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical storm (ts) 18w (Yagi), located approximately 521 nm southeast of Kadena AFB, is tracking east-northeastward at 09 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 290 mi…470 km se of Hilo Hawaii about 500 mi…800 km se of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…125 mph…205 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Hurricane John is located about 230 mi…365 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…100 mph…155 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kristy is located about 1355 mi…2180 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Thailand – As people in Phetchaburi brace for devastating floods tonight at around 10pm, after a massive volume of water was released from a major dam to the Phetchaburi River, residents were using sandbags and even cement to wall off the front of their homes and businesses Monday so as not to be inundated.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Invest 97L is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 17w (Shanshan), located approximately 319 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical depression 18w (Eighteen), located approximately 509 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Hector is located about 640 mi…1025 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 850 mi…1365 km ese of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…145 mph…230 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Hurricane John is located about 310 mi…495 km sw of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and about 390 mi…630 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Ileana is located about 170 mi…275 km w of Manzanillo Mexico and about 310 mi…500 km se of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.

Tropical Storm Kristy is located about 1155 mi…1860 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 265 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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

NewsBytes:

Mongolia – Floods in Mongolia have killed 63 people, including 15 children, so far this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday. Heavy downpours have been hitting Mongolia since the beginning of July, triggering massive flooding in some areas. Meteorologists said the heavy rainfall will not stop until mid August.

Cambodia – Six Cambodians have died so far and nearly 5,000 families have evacuated to higher grounds after Mekong floods hit five provinces along the river, a disaster control spokesman said on Monday.

Nepal – At least 14 people, including four members of the same family, have died in Nepal as meteorologists on Monday warned of more rains in the country hit by monsoon-triggered landslides and floods. People living near rivers in the capital Kathmandu should beware of floods, said weather officials, forecasting heavy rains in central and western Nepal on Tuesday. Six people were swept away by swollen rivers in as many districts across the country over the weekend, the state National Emergency Operation Centre said on Monday. Eleven people were injured on Sunday when a passenger bus was swept away by a flooded river in the midwestern Dang district. On the outskirts of Kathmandu, several neighborhoods were inundated after torrential rains on Monday. A car sank in a swollen Godavari River, while the driver was rescued by locals.

Thailand – Residents in Thailand’s western provinces have been urged to move to higher ground as dams in the region are rapidly filling up due to heavy downpours while authorities raced to reduce the impact from possible flooding. More water will have to be released from the dams to keep the levels stable, but it could cause floods in the downstream areas, the RID said. Officials urged people living along the river in these provinces to closely monitor the water level in the river, move their belongings to higher ground, and evacuate children, elderly and sick persons from flood-risk areas.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 15w (Jongdari), located approximately 169 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 93E is an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific Ocean that has the potential for further tropical development.

NewsBytes:

Thailand – Northeastern provinces have been warned of heavy flooding due to the overflowing Mekong River and reservoirs, following days of heavy rains. Rising water levels in Mekong River yesterday caused flooding in many areas of Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces, which are located along the international waterway. In Sakon Nakhon, following five days of heavy rains, large amounts of overflowing water from small dams and reservoirs increased the water level in Nong Han Lake, which is spread over 72,000 rai (28,466 acres) in the northeastern province’s Muang district.

Pakistan – Floods caused by melting glaciers continued to swell streams and rivers across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, damaging houses, crops, bridges and roads. The floods have also stranded thousands of people in remote areas. Authorities said floods from melting glacier in Bazgang nullah continued on the third day on Saturday, with debris brought by it damaged over 40 houses in Tumik area of Rondu valley of Skardu, forcing residents to migrate to safe places. The floods damaged crops standing over hundreds of kanals, trees, cattle farms, causing loss worth millions of rupees.

Myanmar – Surging floodwaters have killed at least 10 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official said on Sunday (July 29) as more heavy monsoon rain battered the region. Vast areas of farmland have been submerged by muddy water stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of some houses visible. Some stranded people were plucked from the churning waters by rescuers in boats, while volunteers used rafts made from barrels and pieces of wood. Other flood victims waded through waist-deep water to escape, carrying children on their shoulders while trying to keep precious belongings out of the water

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Aletta is located about 370 mi…595 km ssw of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 05w (Ewiniar), located approximately 254 nm west-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Europe – Central Europe has been hard hit from a severe flooding season that shows no signs of stopping. Poland has seen massive flood destruction in Warsaw, Sandomierz, Nowy Sacz, and other villages in the Southern region following severe storms on Sunday. Two bridges were destroyed and that the heavy rains caused a landslide. France’s Brittany region was hit by a devastating storm on Sunday and Monday. Between three weeks and a month’s worth of rain fell in 30 minutes. The same rain-pour rates were prevalent along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, especially in the city of Varna. Two villages in the Varna Province were also hit with a tornado, causing mass destruction. No one was reported injured.

Thailand – Heavy rains across Phuket on Tuesday morning caused peak-hour flooding of roads and traffic congestion. There was also a landslide in Kamala.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 05w (Five), located approximately 121 nm east of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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Mid-West, USA – Driving rain led to dangerous floods in the Mid-Atlantic States on Sunday, adding to the weather misery across the sodden region. Flood warnings were in effect Sunday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., snarling traffic and causing streams to surge out of their banks.

Lebanon – Humanitarian organizations launched an emergency response in Arsal Saturday night, after heavy rains damaged around 200 tents in three Syrian refugee camps near the northeastern town.

New Zealand – Rivers in the Tolaga Bay area rose rapidly after midnight after torrential rains. Several families had to be rescued from their inundated homes. Civil Defence now believes the worst is over and the floodwaters are receding.

Thailand – The municipality of the northeastern province of Khon Kaen was flooded after strong winds and heavy rain battered the city on Sunday. Several roads in Muang district were inundated. Mittaphab Highway, the main inter-provincial road, was flooded for five kilometres with the water level up to 50 centimetres high.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Flamboyan), located approximately 847 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

Thailand – Flash floods hit four villages in Ta Phraya district of this eastern provinces on Saturday, leaving numerous houses under water and damaging farmland and public utilities, officials said. The flash floods followed rainstorms that early Saturday began pounding Ta Phraya village in tambon Ta Phraya, and Khlong Phaeng, Khlong Chaeng and Khlong Nai Sai villages in tambon Thap Sadet. Forty-three houses, farmland and several roads were inundated.

Kenya – At least 13 more people, including an infant, have been killed in separate floods related accidents, as heavy rains continue. In Tana River County, Governor Dhadho Godhana said 11 people were killed in floods. Most of the main roads leading to major towns and markets have been cut off, rendering the communities inaccessible and desperate to survive. Communities living along River Tana have lost crops to the floods and their farms and homesteads are submerged.

British Columbia, Canada – Flooding in the B.C. Interior has triggered more evacuation orders and alerts, affecting hundreds of properties, as the province is poised to grapple with the effects of warming temperatures and an above-average snowpack.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 602 nm south=southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone 08p (Fehi), located approximately 238 nm west-northwest of Kingston Island, is tracking southward at 17 knots.

Newsbytes:

Australia – The northwest of the Territory as far as the Kimberley region was battered by monsoonal rains which brought flooding and damaging winds over the past three days. Twenty-three helicopters were used to evacuate 343 people from Daly River as the community reached major flood levels on Tuesday, with 500mm of rain recorded over three days. A number of schools were closed across the Top End as residents in Darwin and some rural areas were warned to prepare for localised flooding, with authorities providing sandbags. A search will continue for a 62-year-old man who went missing in the remote Northern Territory.

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Singapore – A thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon not only flooded roads, but rained hail and toppled several trees in the northeastern part of the island.

Thailand – Several hours of heavy rain caused flooding and mass traffic congestion in eastern Bangkok and next-door Samut Prakan province Wednesday morning. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s drainage and sewerage department reported the heaviest rain in Bang Na district with rain measuring 120 millimetres and still coming down.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 05s (Joyce), located approximately 50 nm northwest of Broome, Australia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 04s (Irving): The final warning has been given for this system.

Newsbytes:

Thailand – Several areas of Bangkok were flooded on Wednesday as torrential rain caused chaos on roads in the Thai capital, affecting thousands of office workers during rush hour.

Storms and Floods

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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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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Newsbytes:

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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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Kenya – Numerous vehicles were marooned as heavy rains cause flooding in Narok Town on November 26. The flash floods caused a traffic snarl-up at the Enkare Narok River as motorists waited for the water to subside. The business district was also flooded forcing traders out of their stores.

Thailand – As heavy rains continued to fuel rising rivers and canals, residents in six Trang districts near the Banthat Mountain Range have been told to move their belongings to higher ground due to possible floods. As of Sunday morning, floods had already hit many low-lying parts of Muang, Na Yong, Huay Yot and Rassada. Homes in Muang’s Tambon Na Yong Tai were under up to 80 centimetres of water, while a kilometre-long section of Trang-Phatthalung Road in Na Yong’s Tambon Lamore was under 30cm of water and was impassable for small vehicles. Vast areas of farmland have been submerged since Saturday evening.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current Tropical Storms.

Newsbytes:

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

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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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.

Newsbytes:

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