Jan 31, 2015; 8:00 AM ET Major snow accumulations shut down parts of New England earlier this week.
Mekkhala made landfall in northern Samar Island on Saturday night (local time), and will continue to bring heavy rain to Luzon.
Indications continue to point toward the formation of the Australia Basin's first tropical cyclone of the season.
The air quality is expected to improve across India and Bangladesh next week, when a tropical threat looms.
For the second year in a row, the Atlantic hurricane season was below average.