Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical storm Grace is located about 265 mi…425 km e of Tuxpan Mexico and about 215 mi…345 km ene of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.
Tropical Storm Henri is located about 370 mi…600 km sse of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 780 mi…1255 km ssw of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 12e (Linda), located approximately 745 nm east of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking westward at 15 knots.
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 16w (sixteen) has strengthened again and is located approximately 462 nm south-southeast of Kadena afb, is tracking west- northwestward at 09 knots.
Singapore – Over 100 mm of rain fell in a few hours in Singapore on 20 August 2021, flooding dozens of roads and causing severe disruption to traffic.
Malaysia – At least 4 people have died and 2 are still missing after powerful flash floods and landslides swept down the steep hillsides of Gunung Jerai in the Yan District of Kedah State in Malaysia. The weather station at Gunung Jerai (Mount Jerai) in Kedah recorded 219 mm of rain in 24 hours to 18 August 2021. Disaster officials said as much as 90mm of rain fell in just 1 hour.
Ghana – Damaging floods struck in Ghana‘s Upper West Region after recent heavy rainfall. Disaster authorities said over 1,605 people were affected and over 100 homes destroyed. Furthermore flooding caused severe damage to roads and bridges in the region, impacting livelihoods and leaving some communities cut off.
Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka‘s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reports that heavy rain and flash flooding damaged homes and displaced over 1,500 people in the districts of Kandy and Kegalle. In Kandy, areas of Gangawata Korale and Pasbage Korale were badly affected after heavy rain from 11 August. DMC reported 1,509 people were displaced as a result of floods and heavy rain, which severely damaged 19 homes. In total 1,972 people from 426 families were affected.
India – Flooding has affected over 20,000 people across 5 districts of Assam, northeastern India over the last few days. 43 village across the districts of Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur have been flooded, affecting 22,022 people. Twenty relief camps have ben set up to house those displaced. 2,937 hectares of crops have been damaged, along with several river embankments in particular in Bongaigaon district. A total of 27 roads have also been damaged.