Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 03s (Alcide), located approximately 542 nm north-northwest of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.
South Island, New Zealand – A wet and wild weather system has bashed the West Coast, forcing the closure of schools, roads and potentially standing students for the night. Meanwhile, a bridge near Arthur’s Pass has been swept away by floodwater. One person is believed to have fallen into a river and remains missing. Hokitika received more than 800 lightning strikes in a 20-minute period.