At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone “Cempaka” triggered severe floods and landslides in East Java, Indonesia on November 28, 2017. Cempaka is the first named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season. In addition to heavy rain, strong winds caused by Cempaka brought volcanic ash from erupting Mount Agung to Bali’s Gusti Ngurah Rai International

Airport, canceling flights for the third day in a row.  On November 22, 2017, TCWC Perth and TCWC Jakarta started to monitor a weak tropical low that had developed about 332 km (206 miles) south of the city of Surabaya, the capital of Jawa Timur (East Java) province of Indonesia.  By 06:00 UTC of November 26, the system was classified as a tropical depression and TCWC Jakarta began issuing advisories.  READ MORE