Storms and Floods

Tropical Cyclone Tim located approximately 240 nm north-northeast of Cairns, Australia.

Cold and Snow in Russia

Central Russia is bracing itself for a powerful snowy cyclone, one that may prove the most powerful for March in the past half a century, according to weather forecasters. Anomalous snowfalls with gusts of wind are due in the Moscow Region later today. The peak of bad weather is expected on Friday and Saturday. Up to 25 centimetres of snow may fall summarily. All public utilities in Moscow have been alerted.

But weather has uncorked some unpleasant surprises in other Russian regions, too.

An avalanche has engulfed a small town of Ust-Katav in the Chelyabinsk Region, luckily, without any loss of life. In Voronezh, a powerful snowfall caused numerous road accidents.

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At least eight people have died in landslide in Mofala of Sinja region in Jumla, Nepal. The landslide collapsed a house killing eight, including five members of same family.

Landslide in Sylhet, Bangladesh has killed three people and injured 10 others.

Landslide in Kudpora Waghama, in Bijbehara area, India has killed a 15 years old girl and injured 2 others.

Mudslide in Heilongjiang, China

At least eight miners are trapped in a mudslide in Zhenxing coalmine in Heilongjiang province of Northeast China.

Chinese mine disasters are the deadliest in the world.

Other News:

Thunderstorm in Kulim, Malaysia has damaged around 30 houses.

Traffic along Grandjean Junction and Banner Summit has been closed by Idaho Transportation Department, USA due to an avalanche.

Great Lakes in Australia has been declared a flood disaster zone. Natural disaster recovery assistance will now include Gloucester, Great Lakes, Shoalhaven, Upper Hunter and Walcha areas.

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