Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 02s (Teratai), located approximately 151 nm south of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.
Indonesia – At least 5 people have lost their lives and thousands of homes have been damaged after days of flooding in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Flooding has affected parts of West Lombok, East Lombok, Bima, North Lombok and Sumbawa since 05 December. Heavy rain caused flash flooding and rivers to overflow. The situation was worsened by high tides in some coastal areas. The five fatalities were reported in West Lombok Regency, where around 25,000 people have been affected and 6,500 displaced. Around 448 homes and 3 bridges suffered severe damage. Eight people were reported injured and one missing and search operations were continuing.