TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES & CYCLONES- Typhoon Nari – Northern Philippines (Luzon), Vietnam (North of Hue) Super Cyclonic Storm Phailin – India (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh); Lower Pressure Area – Far Eastern Atlantic.
12 Oct Eastern coastline – India has issued a red alert as a powerful storm is expected to reach land in a few hours, forcing authorities to rush to evacuate tens of thousands of people.
12 Oct Luzon – Typhoon Nari has caused widespread destruction, destroying buildings, killing 12 people and leaving more than two million without power.
SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg – Cable theft caused a number of flights to be delayed at Tambo International Airport. Severely damaged power cables has prevented refuelling aircrafts.