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There are no current tropical storms.


New Zealand – New Zealand has begun cleaning up after being hit by the remnants of Cyclone Gita, which damaged buildings and left thousands without power. Four regions across the country remain in a state of emergency, though the status has been lifted for the city of Christchurch. Up to 1,000 people are still stranded in Golden Bay on the South Island due to flooding. Authorities say they may send ferries to pick them up. Numerous roads still remain closed across the country as repair efforts begin.

Mozambique – Humanitarian organisations are making frantic efforts to assist thousands of Mozambicans recently displaced by floods that killed at least 14 people. The northern provinces were hit by a tropical depression which brought heavy rains. A total of 80 000 people were affected in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Niassa. In Nampula, following a government request, the World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food support to 37 000 people.

Wisconsin, USA – Several busy roads are closed Tuesday due to flooding across Rock County, Wisconsin. People in areas with flooding are encouraged to drive carefully and slowly on Wednesday, and until the icy roads are cleared up. The cold weather may freeze the flooded areas creating dangerous conditions.


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In the South Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone “Carlos” (04S) is moving toward the islands of Mauritius and Reunion and is expected to bring wind gusts of 80 km/h, strengthening in some areas on Monday night. High seas are anticipated. Flood-like situation may also affect the rivers and waterways. People are advised not to venture to these locations and avoid sea excursions. Carlos is moving southward at 9 km/h.


Fiji – Heavy rains from last night until this morning caused flash flooding with more rain forecast throughout the week.

Australia – Rain battered Victoria on Sunday and led to flash flooding, power outages and damages to homes in the Melbourne area. Only 5-10 millimetres of rain is expected on Monday, following on from a wet Sunday that saw up to 33mm in parts of Melbourne and 46mm at Arthurs Seat.

USA – The Wisconsin River has reached flood stage at Portage, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Columbia County. The river reaches flood stage at 17 feet. As of 5:45 PM on Sunday, the river was at 17.84 feet.

USA – Ada County Highway District crews worked to clear heavy flooding in the Southfork Subdivision near South Cole and Amity roads in Boise, Idaho. Homeowners placed sandbags around their properties as ACHD trucks worked to pump water from the streets.

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In the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Celia is located about 1555 mi (2500 km) W of the southern tip of Baja California. Weakening, there are no watches or warnings in effect.

Hurricane Darby becomes the third hurricane of the east Pacific season, located about 570 mi (920 km) SSW of the southern tip of Baja California. No watches or warnings in effect.


Wisconsin, USA – Update – At least two people have died in the flooding caused by powerful storms that damaged homes, washed out roads and stranded motorists in Wisconsin.

South Sudan – The residents of Aweil are furious at the government for not constructing dikes that would have prevented the current flooding caused by heavy rainfalls. Over 3000 households are said to be affected by the floods in Aweil town. The poor drainage system in the State has left Aweil experiencing floods every year. The rainy season is just beginning and is expected to peak in August and September.

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In the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Celia is located about 1485 mi…2390 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

Tropical Storm Darby is located about 555 mi…895 km SSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…W or 265 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.


Minnesota, USA – At least four tornadoes moved across central Minnesota during severe storms Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Several counties saw localised flooding.

Wisconsin, USA – Heavy rains in northern Wisconsin caused flash flooding, power outages and damage to the region’s roads and bridges. The counties included in the governor’s declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.

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Tropical Depression Grace is located about 1235 mi…1990 km E of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 20 mph…31 km/h.

Typhoon Kilo is located 258 nm northeast of Minami Tori Shima, and is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical Storm Etau is located approximately 256 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and is tracking northward at 21 knots.

Tropical Storm Jimena is located about 485 mi…785 km NE of Honolulu Hawaii and about 495 mi…795 km NNE of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Hurricane Linda is located about 280 mi…450 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Invest 92L is an area of disturbed weather in the north Atlantic that has the potential for tropical development.


India – Lightning strikes in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have claimed the lives of at least 32 people. At least twenty three people died in seven districts of Andhra Pradesh and nine other killed in the eastern state of Orissa.

India, Assam – Update – Five more people died in the Assam floods taking the toll in the current wave to 41 even as the situation in the state on Monday remained grim.

Wisconsin, USA – Strong storms caused flash flooding and closed roads, and prompted officials to declare states of emergency in several areas in northwestern Wisconsin.

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Lightning has claimed the lives of three children in Kalaiya, Nepal.

Severe hailstorms have caused heavy damage to agricultural crops in eight villages in Akhmeta in the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia. The hailstorms which lasted for 20 minutes and damaged 80 percent of the vineyards in Akhmeta.

Heavy rainfall has caused flash flooding in parts of southwestern Wisconsin, USA.


Wildfires Break Out Near Park Rapids and NW Wisconsin, USA

High temperatures and desert-like humidity readings are helping drive an outbreak of wildfires in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Firefighters have spent the past two days battling at least 25 wildfires, including an uncontrolled fire that has consumed more than 4,000 acres near Red Lake.

The Green Valley Fire near Menahga has prompted evacuations and has damaged some structures in the area. They nearly doubled the estimated size of the fire to 7,100 acres this afternoon.

Canada – Alberta Wildfires – Update

The central Alberta wildfires remain out of control. Cooler temperatures and scattered showers overnight Monday helped firefighters keep two out-of-control wildfires threatening the hamlets of Lodgepole and Nordegg from growing.

Neither the Nordegg nor the Lodgepole fire is growing any farther, but they are both still considered out of control. There was some scattered rain in the centre of the province last night which helped, but it was far too little to make any significant headway in stopping the fire.



Biologists are working to contain an outbreak of avian botulism that has killed at least 2,000 birds in the North Portland wetlands, Oregon, USA.

100 whitetail deer have died near Janesville, in southern Wisconsin, USA in recent weeks from epizootic hemorrhagic disease.

Health officials in northern India report that a serious outbreak of Japanese encephalitis has infected hundreds of children. The viral brain disease, which can cause permanent disabilities and sometimes death, is a common seasonal disease in Asia.

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Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens to become category 1 hurricane and continues on it path towards Bermuda and possibly Nova Scotia.

3 people have died and 9 are missing in flash floods in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.

Floods displace thousands and destroy crops in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province.

Tornadoes hit south-western Wisconsin and Camden County, New Jersey, USA.