Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 888 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southeastward at 03 knots.

Tropical cyclone 20p (Twenty), located approximately 566 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 16 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 769 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking eastward at 05 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Morocco – At least 28 people have died as a result of flash flooding in northern Morocco. Flash floods struck in the city of Tangier on 08 February 2021, inundating streets and buildings including an illegal textile factory in a basement of house where over 40 workers were trapped. As of late 08 February, state media reported the bodies of 28 of the workers had been found. Around 17 people have been rescued and transferred to hospital. A search was ongoing for more survivors. Reports in local media speculate that the victims died from electrocution after power cables in the factory were submerged by flood waters.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 680 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking eastward at 06 knots.

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France – The flood situation continues in south-western France, with more evacuations reported as a result of overflowing rivers in Lot-et-Garonne and Charente-Maritime Departments. Flooding has affected wide areas of the country after heavy rainfall from late January.

India – Dozens of people are feared missing after a Himalayan glacier broke and smashed into dams in the state of Uttarakhand, northern India, early on 07 February 2021. Media in India reported that a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off causing floods that destroyed the Rishiganga hydropower project near Raini village and a dam under-construction on the river Dhauliganga near Tapovan. Many of those missing are thought to be workers from the construction site and residents of nearby villages. Police in Uttarakhand reported on 08 February 2021 that about 202 people have been reported missing in yesterday’s accident, while the bodies of 19 have been recovered from different places.

Jordan & Saudi Arabia – At least 4 people died and several were rescued after flash floods in Jordan and western Saudi Arabia on 04 to 05 February 2021. Flash floods struck in Jordan from 04 February after heavy rainfall. Civil Defence reported that 4 people died when a vehicle was swept away by flood waters in Ruwaished in Mafraq Governorate on 05 February. Flooding was also reported in Ma’an Governorate, where Civil Defence teams were also called on to help rescue motorists swept away by flood waters. Over the border, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia. Streets of Tabuk City were inundated, causing traffic disruption. Four people were rescued by Saudi Civil Defence teams and a helicopter after their vehicle was swept away in flood waters in the province.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 639 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southwestward at 02 knots.

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Australia – A slow moving tropical low caused widespread flooding and road closures in northern parts of Western Australia (WA), in particular the Gascoyne Region, from 05 February, 2021.

England – Heavy rain has led to flooding across Yorkshire, leaving cars stranded, roads closed and rail services disrupted. Some railway lines were blocked between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate due to flooding.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Faraji), located approximately 597 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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Guadeloupe – Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe from 03 February 2021, leaving at least 3 people missing. Météo-France Antilles-Guyane said the highest accumulation of rain was measured in Pointe-Noire and Petit-Bourg with 86.5 mm and 64.9 mm respectively during a 6 hour period between 12:00 and 18:00 on 03 February, 2021. Météo-France Antilles-Guyane added that the intensity of the rainfall was unusual. The passage of severe weather over Basse-Terre Island on 03 February 2021, caused the sudden rise of rivers in areas of Petit-Bourg, Pointe-Noire, Vieux-Habitants and Capesterre-Belle-Eau.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 195 nm south-southwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Nineteen), located approximately 616 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 128 nm south of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Indonesia – Recent flooding in East and Central Java Provinces of Indonesia have affected around 25,000 people. At least 1 person has died and 1 is still missing after raging flash floods swept through parts of Pasuruan Regency, East Java, Indonesia on 03 February, 2021. Heavy rain caused the Kedunglarangan and Kabeng Pulungan rivers to break their banks, causing floods in 9 districts, in particular Bangil and Pandaan. Flood water was up to 1.3 metres deep in some areas.

Paraguay – 10 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain over the last few days. Heavy rain intensified during storms that struck from 31 January, 2021. The level of the Paraguay River Asunción has risen 1.98 metres over the last 7 days. As of 02 February the river stood at 3.73 metres, prompting city authorities to evacuate residents living in areas along the river in Bañado Sur.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 57 nm east-northeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southward at 13 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 97 nm south of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 01 knot.

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France – A period of heavy rainfall in France has caused rivers to rise and prompted authorities to issue flood warnings for 18 departments in the north and south west of the country. More than half a month’s worth of rain fell in parts of France in 24 hours from 31 January to 01 February. On 01 February a Red level warning was issued for the Maronne river in Argentat, Corrèze department. On 02 February the Maronne river at Basteyroux, Argentat-sur-Dordogne, reached 3.31 metres. Around 150 people were evacuated. Flooding and storm debris has blocked roads in several south-western departments. As of 02 February, 48 roads were closed in Landes Department. Severe flooding affected La Réole commune in the Gironde department, where levels of the Garonne river jumped to over 8 metres. One person died in flood waters of the Sambre river in Berlaimont, Nord Department on 01 February. Media also reported minor flooding along the banks of the Seine in Paris.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 132 nm west-southwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking southeastward at 17 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 96 nm east-southeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Greece – A fire-fighter died while carrying out flood rescues in north eastern Greece. The tragedy occurred in a village on the outskirts of Alexandroupolis in the Evros Region of Greece on 01 February 2021. Severe flooding was also reported further south in Izmir Province of neighbouring Turkey. Flash flooding was reported in other areas of the region, including in the city of Alexandroupolis and the town of Soufli.

Turkey – Heavy rain early on 02 February caused flooding in the city of Izmir and some surrounding districts, blocking roads and causing traffic disruption. Balçova district was among the worst hit areas according to local media.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Ana), located approximately 236 nm south-southeast of Suva, Fiji, is tracking south-southwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 528 nm northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking east-southeastward at 19 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Eighteen), located approximately 29 nm southeast of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Chile – Severe weather including strong winds, hail and record rainfall affected parts of southern-central Chile from 29 January, in particular areas of Santiago Metropolitan, O’Higgins, Valparaíso, Maule, Araucanía and Bío Bío Regions. Rainfall has triggered flooding and landslides in several areas. The capital Santiago saw as much rain in 24 hours as it would normally see on average during the 6 month period November to April.

Fiji – At least 1 person has died, 5 are missing and over 7,000 are displaced after Tropical Cyclone Ana made landfall in Fiji early on 31 January, 2021. Power and water outages were affecting parts of the country. One person died by drowning, while 4 fishermen were reported missing at sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (ana), located approximately 44 nm south-southwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 16p (Sixteen), located approximately 431 nm northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking eastward at 14 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Lucas), located approximately 901 nm west-northwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking eastward at 09 knots.

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California, USA – A drenching storm that brought California much-needed rain in what had been a dry winter is winding down after washing out Highway 1 near Big Sur and burying the Sierra Nevada in heavy snow. One skier was reported to have died in Mammoth.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 15p (Ana), located approximately 121 nm northwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southeastward at 07 knots. (98S, 94P and 99P on the map indicate tropical cyclone formation alerts. These areas of disturbance may or my not develop and strengthen to become tropical cyclones).

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Papua New Guinea – At least 5 people have died in a landslide in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The landslide struck in Mumeng in Bulolo District, early on 27 January 2021. The slide buried a makeshift camp, killing at least 5 people. Search and rescue teams were looking for 3 people still missing.

Storms and Floods

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Climate Change Puts Hundreds of Coastal Airports at Risk of Flooding

Even a modest sea level rise, triggered by increasing global temperatures, would place 100 airports below mean sea level by 2100, a new study has found. They found that 269 airports are at risk of coastal flooding now. A temperature rise of 2C – consistent with the Paris Agreement – would lead to 100 airports being below mean sea level and 364 airports at risk of flooding. If global mean temperature rise exceeds this then as many as 572 airports will be at risk by 2100, leading to major disruptions without appropriate adaptation.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 13s (Thirteen), located approximately 925 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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California, USA – A potent atmospheric river barreled through the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing high winds that knocked out power and flash flood evacuations from wildfire burn scar areas. Plus, heavy snow caused blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. At least 5 000 residents were evacuated.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 13s (Thirteen), located approximately 1342 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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