After Tropical Cyclone Ava left 36 dead with thousands of others displaced earlier this month in Madagascar, a new tropical threat will endanger millions in the southern Indian Ocean this week.
While Joyce has made landfall and will weaken, the threat for flooding and travel delays will persist across Western Australia into Monday.
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A new tropical cyclone may brew and renew the risk for flooding across northern Western Australia this week.
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As Ava departs Madagascar early this week, life-threatening flooding and mudslides will continue to impact the region.
The first tropical cyclone in the Australian Basin may form next week with Western Australia being put on alert for potential impacts.
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