Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Bud is located about 115 mi…185 km sse of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 345 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Bud is expected to produce 50 to 75mm of rainfall across much of southwest Mexico through Thursday. Totals could be twice that in one or two places. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Bud is also expected to produce as much as 125mm of rain across southern parts of Baja California Sur and Sonora in northwest Mexico between now and Saturday.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 08w (Eight), located approximately 222 nm south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northeastward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm (ts) 07w (Seven), located approximately 91 nm west of Kadena AFB, is tracking northeastward at 20 knots.

NewsBytes:

Israel – Record-breaking precipitation has been recorded in western Negev, overwhelming storm drains in some towns. Residents of Sderot and Ashkelon on Wednesday morning found their vehicles submerged in over a meter of water, after storm drains in the southern cities apparently overflowed during a rare June downpour. Israel was hit with heavy rains this week, causing power outages and severe flooding throughout the country, a highly unusual occurrence for mid-June. Kibbutz Dorot in the south of the country recorded an all-time high rainfall for the month of June. The meteorological service measured 64 millimeters of rainfall in the Western Negev on Tuesday morning, topping the previous record in Israel of 50 millimeters of rainfall in a day during the month of June.

France – The western Pyrénées were hit with heavy rain the caused flash floods which destroyed roads in the areas. The heavy rain on Tuesday caused flash floods and rivers to rise across the region, with people told to remain vigilant and not to travel unless necessary. Aside from the immediate effects on residents, the floods and damage could cause headaches to Tour de France organisers ASO, with the race set to visit the region in July.

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