No current tropical storms.
Tropical Storm Boris has caused floods in Latin America affecting 100,000 people, and leaving at Least 5 Dead. Residents in Latin America, especially Chile, Mexico and Guatemala, have been advised to brace for more rains even as weather bureau said tropical storm Boris has weakened. The Weather Network forecast the storm will still continue to dump as much as 500 mm of rain through Saturday on the affected areas. The system could dump as much as 20 inches (51 centimetres) of rain in the region for a day alone. “These rains are likely to result in life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.”
The national disaster relief agency in Guatemala reported at least 100,000 people have been affected by the bad weather as rains, floods and mudslides damaged homes and roads. Tropical Storm Boris has killed five people near the Mexican border on Saturday due to a landslide.
In southern Chile, according to World Bulletin, the floods have left some communities without potable drinking water and electricity. The southern regions of Los Rios, Biobio, Araucania, Los Lagos and Aysen have been reported to be cut off from the mainland due to damaged roads. Several people stranded were placed at 4,000 people while people possibly without electricity were estimated to be over 50,000.
A low pressure area currently over the southern Bay of Campeche has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said on Thursday. “Despite strong upper-level winds, some further development of this system is possible over the next day or two if the low remains offshore of eastern Mexico.” This disturbance has potential to produce more extremely heavy rains and life-threatening flash floods and mud slides over parts of southeastern Mexico during the next few days.
Sri Lanka – Floods in Sri Lanka have claimed the lives of at least 23 people and displaced more than 100,000 people. Most of the fatalities and flood damage have been reported from the Kalutara District where disaster relief efforts are ongoing. 235 houses have been destroyed while 1 566 homes have been partially damaged.
Paraguay – Paraguay floods continue as torrential rains force the evacuation of more than 75,000 people across Paraguay.
South Dakota, USA – The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has confirmed a tornado has touched down outside the city.
West Virginia, USA – A National Weather Service survey team from Charleston has confirmed that a tornado has touched down near Ona in Cabell County.