The weather, currently.
Our run of dry days appears to be over, with a cloudy day and a very high chance of rain forecast for today. An early morning low of 11°C will climb to a top of 17°C by lunchtime, with showers most likely to appear in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds will be easterly at 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day before easing in the late evening. Despite the promised showers, the UV index will reach 7. A real ‘come prepared for anything and everything’ day. (Classic Melbourne.)
— Megan Herbert
What you need to know, currently.
“Typhoon Noru made landfall in the northern region of the Philippines and then made its way to Vietnam, last week — causing extreme flooding and killing at least 12, according to local reporting.
Local Filipinos weren’t given much time to prepare. The storm quickly developed into a super typhoon — the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane — with sustaining winds of up to 143 miles per hour, once it hit land.
This is similar to what residents in Florida just experienced with Hurricane Ian. Rapidly intensifying typhoons and hurricanes are becoming more common because of climate change, according to meteorologists. Warmer waters and excess moisture in the air give even the smallest of storms the boost they need to become devastating.
Local resources quickly become finite in these instances of extreme weather. Nearly tens of thousands of people were stranded in one of the Philippine’s many temporary evacuation centers, unable to safely re-enter their homes and communities, thanks to Noru.”
What you can do, currently.