At least nine people were killed and seven others missing in South Korea after intense downpours flooded major roads, metro stations and homes in the heaviest rainfall the country has ever recorded.
At least seven people have died in and around the South Korean capital of Seoul overnight after record-breaking torrential rain knocked out power and left roads and subways submerged.
Heavy rain is expected to continue in the US state and officials fear the death toll may rise as search and rescue teams fan out across flood-hit areas and recover more bodies.
Intense low-pressure system that formed off the east coast over the weekend has weakened, satellite images show, but major flooding could continue for several days with rivers and dams already at full capacity.
"We have seen rivers rise fast, a lot quicker than expected," says Ashley Sullivan, a senior emergency agency official, adding about 32,000 people are under evacuation orders or warnings in New South Wales.
While South Asia's monsoon rains follow natural atmospheric patterns, the rains will become more erratic and torrential as global temperatures continue to climb, scientists say.
Five children die in landslide and one adult is swept away by water in economic capital Abidjan's Bingerville neighbourhood, officials say.
Both countries have asked the military to help with the severe flooding, which could worsen because rains are expected to continue over the weekend.
Around 120 million people are under some sort of advisory amid a series of slow-motion disasters, with scientists warning of tough summer months ahead.
Nearly half a million Indians have fled their homes as one of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra, burst its banks in the country's northeast.
Thousands of soldiers deployed to help with relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal province, officials say, with President Ramaphosa warning rebuilding even basic services will take time.
Officials report 306 deaths from rains, the heaviest in six decades, that wreaked havoc in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, destroying homes and infrastructure.
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