Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical cyclone 04s (Kate), located approximately 280 nm west-southwest of Cocos Island, Australia, and is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.
Tropical depression 23w (twentythree), forms in the Western Pacific, is located approximately 575 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines, and is tracking westward at 05 knots.
Malaysia – At least five people have been killed in the floods along Malaysia’s east coast, with over 160,000 displaced. Malaysia has announced an extra $142m (£92m) to help victims of the country’s worst flooding in decades.