Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical cyclone 09s (Stan), located approximately 52 nm east-northeast of Port Hedland, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 08 knots.
Tropical Cyclone Stan, the first cyclone of the season for Australia, is expected to bring potentially damaging wind gusts and heavy rain in Western Australia. A Red Alert has been issued for people between Port Hedland and Wallal, including Pardoo, Eighty Mile and Wallal. People in these regions should immediately move to shelters.
Australia – A severe storm caused havoc in Sydney and other parts of New South Wales and the ACT. Driving rainfall and hail has smashed Sydney’s west and northwest, with 36mm of rain falling at Strathfield in just 15 minutes and 42mm received at Goulburn, causing flash flooding and power outages across the region..