UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 02 Apr 2014 0845z

UK No Flood Warnings currently,  – 0 in Scotland at 13:52 on 01 Apr 2014 BST09:37 on 02 Apr 2014 There are 37 Flood Alerts – 0 in Scotland at 09:37 on 02 Apr 2014 BST UK Met Office: None (See below for details) Europe Severe Weather Warnings Meteoalarm Red Warnings: NONE Meteoalarm Orange Warnings: FRANCE … Continue reading

Scotland: Barra and Tobermory lifeboats assist stricken cargo ship 30 miles SW of Tiree (Video) – Published 140414 1548z

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat returned to its station this morning after a 17 hour, 180 mile rescue mission to assist a stricken cargo ship. Barra Island RNLI lifeboat will be returning to stand by later today (13 April 2013). The Tobermory crew relieved the Barra Island lifeboat last night and stood by the 88 metre cargo … Continue reading

Peru: Ubinas Volcano Eruption: State of emergency in Andean region of Moquegua – Published 120414 1140z

Residents have fled villages near Peru’s Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter. Domingo Ramos, a scientist from Peru’s mining institute, said the volcano reawakened several days ago. The renewed activity led the government to announce a state of … Continue reading

Australia: Tropical Cyclone (now Extratropical) 23P ITA 140900Z nr 24.0S 155.9E, moving ESE at 23 knots (JTWC) – Updated 140414 1620z

TROPICAL CYCLONE 23P (ITA) (JTWC) Ex-TC Ita (BoM)   IDQ20018 TROPICAL CYCLONE TECHNICAL BULLETIN: AUSTRALIA – EASTERN REGION Issued by BRISBANE TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE at: 0726 UTC 14/04/2014 Name: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita Identifier: 15U Data At: 0600 UTC Latitude: 23.7S Longitude: 155.1E Location Accuracy: within 30 nm [55 km] Movement Towards: east southeast [122 … Continue reading

Indian Ocean/ Australia: Post-Tropical Depression 15 (22S) EX-IVANOE 060600Z nr 28.1S 87.8E, moving SSE at 27 knots (RSMC La Reunion) – Updated 060414 1332z

Tropical Cyclone Ex-IVANHOE POST-TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15 (EX-IVANOE) (RSMC LA REUNION) TROPICAL CYCLONE 22S (JTWC) ZCZC 060 WTIO30 FMEE 060635 RSMC / TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER / LA REUNION TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST WARNING (SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN) 0.A WARNING NUMBER: 10/15/20132014 1.A POST-TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15 (EX-IVANOE) 2.A POSITION 2014/04/06 AT 0600 UTC: WITHIN 20 NM RADIUS OF POINT … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Storm 05W PEIPAH/DOMENG 071200Z nr 6.5N 131.8E, moving WSW Slowly(JMA) TD 071500Z nr 6.4N 131.7E WSW 4 kts (JTWC) – Updated 070414 1530z

Tropical Storm 1404 (PEIPAH) (JMA) Tropical Storm #DomengPH (PAGASA Philippines) Philippines: Coastal areas in at least 5 provinces are being advised to prepare for possible storm surges and high tides (See below) TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05W (PEIPAH) (JTWC) TS 1404 (PEIPAH) Issued at 12:45 UTC, 7 April 2014 <Analyses at 07/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity – … Continue reading

China: Storms in Guangdong Province leave at least 15 dead, at least 14 injured and 4 missing; more rain due – 020414 1455z

(向下滾動為中國譯)(Scroll down for Chinese translation) The death toll from rainstorms in south China’s Guangdong Province has risen to 15, while four other people remained missing, local authorities said on Wednesday. Four more people were confirmed to have died on Tuesday, the provincial bureau of civil affairs said in a statement. Days of torrential rain have … Continue reading

Wales: EXERCISE – Coastguard Rescue Teams, RNLI lifeboats, RAF search & rescue helicopter, Police, Fire & Ambulance attend major incident in Cardiff Bay – 020414 1100z

(Photo: Barry Coastguard) (Photo: Steve Gummer) EX DRAIG: INCIDENT IN CARDIFF BAY EXERCISE: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR AN  TESTING THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN CARDIFF BAY “Swansea Coastguard was first contacted just before 11am this morning to reports that two boats had collided in Cardiff Bay. The Penarth, Barry and Chepstow Coastguard Rescue Teams have … Continue reading

Chile earthquake: Five dead and tsunami alert issued after 8.2 quake

Chile earthquake: Five dead and tsunami alert issued after 8.2 quake

Originally posted on Metro:
People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile (Picture: AP/Cristian Viveros) A tsunami alert has been issued after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, leading to at least five deaths. The 8.2-magnitude quake hit about 100km (62 miles) north-west of…

France: Severe Weather Warning – Orange Alert for Haute Garonne and Tarn – Published 020414 0730z

Orange Alert for Haute Garonne and Tarn  Alerte orange pour la Haute Garonne et Tarn (Faites défiler pour la traduction française) (Scroll down for French translation) Meteoalarm Regional Bulletin vigilance . WEATHER CENTER INTER DE BORDEAUX Number: 0204SO01 Issued: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 06:00 by Météo- France Bordeaux Date and time of the next … Continue reading

IoM: Search for missing woman Mrs Catherine Pridham, continues amid growing concern – 010414 1605z

Police issue statement about the continued search for Mrs Catherine PRIDHAM. “Catherine, who is 60 years old, was reported as missing yesterday. Her car was located the same day at Niarbyl on the west coast of the Island There is a possibility that she has entered the sea in the area of Niarbyl Bay. We … Continue reading

Madagascar/ Mozambique: Tropical Cyclone (21S) HELLEN 010300Z nr 17.2S 46.0E, moving SSE at 5 knots (JTWC) Overland Depression (RSMC La Reunion) – Updated 010414 0718z

Tropical Cyclone 21S Hellen OVERLAND DEPRESSION 14 (EX-HELLEN) RESIDUAL ACTIVE CONVECTION OF THE SYSTEM HAS ALMOST TOTALLY VANISHED OVER MADAGASCAR. (RSMC La Reunion) ZCZC 073 WTIO30 FMEE 010013 RSMC / TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER / LA REUNION TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST WARNING (SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN) 0.A WARNING NUMBER: 17/14/20132014 1.A OVERLAND DEPRESSION 14 (EX-HELLEN) 2.A POSITION 2014/04/01 … Continue reading

Indian Ocean/ Australia/ Indonesia: Tropical Cyclone Gillian 251200Z nr 20.4S 103.7E, moving S at 07 knots (TCWC Perth) Max winds 50 knots – Updated 250314 1805z

Tropical Cyclone Gillian Indian Ocean MH370 missing aircraft Search & Rescue assets be aware.   AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone Gillian Issued at 8:37 pm WST Tuesday 25 March 2014. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.   Community Threat Warning Zone Gales within 24 … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression “CALOY” (94W) 211200Z nr 08N 128E, moving W slowly (JMA) – Published 210314 2128z

TROPICAL DEPRESSION “CALOY”  (Invest 94W) PHILIPPINES: TROPICAL DEPRESSION “CALOY” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO SURIGAO DEL NORTE (PAGASA) WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER FOUR TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TROPICAL DEPRESSION “CALOY” ISSUED AT 11:00 PM, 21 MARCH 2014 TROPICAL DEPRESSION “CALOY” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO SURIGAO DEL NORTE. Location … Continue reading

Melanesia/Fiji/Cook Islands: Tropical Cyclone MIKE 191800Z nr 24.6S 158.4W, moving SE at 22 knots – Updated 190314 1905z

Tropical Cyclone MIKE RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone MIKE Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 70 issued 1407 UTC Wednesday 19 March 2014 Current and Past Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details (at 24, 48 and 72 hours from issue) Current Location and Intensity Number Very Destructive Hurricane Force Winds Destructive Storm Force Winds … Continue reading

New Zealand: LOW 991hPa Ex-Tropical #Cyclone 18F Lusi 151200Z nr 37S 171E, moving S at 15 kts. Expected to cross South Island overnight Sunday (RSMC Wellington) – Updated 150314 1442z

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lusi Expected to cross the South Island overnight Sunday (RSMC Wellington) New Zealand be aware! Tropical Cyclone Lusi SEVERE WEATHER WARNING. ISSUED BY MetService AT 8:27 pm 15-Mar-2014 Ex-cyclone Lusi continues to bring heavy rain and easterly gales to many places this weekend, but conditions are improving over the upper North Island tonight. … Continue reading

UK: Massive blaze at the Assembly Rooms, Derby – Updated 140314 2148z

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are attending a massive blaze at the Assembly Rooms, Derby – they have 10 pumps +4 alps in attendance – they request people avoid the area The Fire Service will be there for considerable time dealing with a fire which looks to have started in the plant room Update 2148z: … Continue reading

UK: Major search after man dies in incident off Lowestoft – Updated 100314 1807z

MAJOR SEARCH OFF LOWESTOFT Humber Coastguard are coordinating a major search off Lowestoft this afternoon. They received a 999 call from a member of the public just before 2pm today reporting a person in the water and an overturned boat at Ness Point. RNLI Lifeboats from Lowestoft, Southwold and Gorleston, along with Lowestoft Coastguard Rescue Team and … Continue reading

Australia (QLD): Tropical Cyclone Hadi: 101200Z near 18.7S 151.8E, moving ENE at 5 knots (away from QLD) (TCWC Brisbane) – Updated 100314 1422z

Tropical Cyclone Hadi   AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP   Tropical Cyclone Hadi   Issued at 11:20 pm EST Monday 10 March 2014. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.     Community Threat Warning Zone Gales within 24 hours Watch Zone Gales from 24-48 hours Past … Continue reading

UK: Six crew rescued from sinking cargo ship off the Lizard, Cornwall – 090314 2325z

Falmouth Coastguard has been assisting a cargo vessel which had six people on board and began sinking 12 miles east of the Lizard this morning. Lizard and Falmouth RNLI Lifeboats and a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose attempted to pump water out of vessel, the ‘Sea Breeze’, with their own pumps. Other merchant vessels, who … Continue reading

Spring has sprung

Originally posted on Met Office News Blog:
Warmer, drier weather is on the way for parts of the country.  As we move through the week a north–south divide develops across the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales being changeable and windy. However in the south high pressure will dominate  bringing…

Micronesia/Micronesia/ Marianas/ Guam: Tropical Storm 1403 FAXAI 021200Z near 9.3N 148.8E, Almost stationary (JMA) – Updated 020314 1320

Tropical Storm 1403 (FAXAI) (JMA) Tropical Storm Three (3W) (JTWC) TROPICAL STORM FAXAI (03W) CONTINUES ON A WESTWARD TRACK (NWS GUAM) (Image: wunderground.com) 5 Day Forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) Satellite (Click image for source) xx WTPQ31 PGUM 280910 TCPPQ1 WTPQ31 PGUM 020947 TCPPQ1 TROPICAL STORM FAXAI (03W) ADVISORY NUMBER 10 NATIONAL WEATHER … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean/ Tongatapu/ Tonga: Tropical Cyclone 15F KOFI 011800Z nr 22.3S 175.4W, moving SW at 12 knots (RSMC Nadi) – Published 010314 2315z

TROPICAL CYCLONE 15F Intensity Category 1 (RSMC NADI) Tropical Cyclone Kofi 16P Sixteen (JTWC) A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR THE TONGATAPU GROUP AND IS NOW CANCELLED FOR THE HAAPAI GROUP. A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR REST OF TONGA. =================== (Image: wunderground.com) 5 day forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) … Continue reading

Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill that toughens strict legislation against homosexuals – 240214 1325z

24 February 2014 Last updated at 11:37 The new law makes it a crime not to report gay people and bans the promotion of homosexuality “Uganda’s president has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people and criminalising those who do not report them. A government spokesman said President Yoweri Museveni wanted … Continue reading

Japan: Snow storm deaths rise to 19 with more than 1,600 injured. Perhaps more snow midweek – 170214 1640z

Hundreds of passengers rested on benches and floors under blankets at Haneda airport as public transport services were suspended. Japans road, rail and air travel services faced further disruptions on Saturday, reports and officials said, after a fresh snowstorm killed three people and injured 850 others following last weeks deadly blizzard. Snow began falling on … Continue reading

South Africa: 11 illegal miners rescued from abandoned gold mine shaft in Benoni nr Johannesburg, unknown number refuse to come up fearing arrest – 160214 1725z

Latest: About 10 miners have been rescued alive, more are coming up rapidly (1554z – Alex Crawford Sky News) (Crane being moved into position to remove a large boulder) “Emergency and rescue services have been busy for over six hours trying to free trapped illegal miners outside Benoni CBD on Johannesburgs East Rand. It is … Continue reading

Kyrgyzstan: Police abuse & torture gay & bisexual men says HRW – 020214 2243z

Kyrgyzstan: Police Abuse & Extortion of Gay Men Threats, Detention, Beatings, Sexual Attacks January 29, 2014 “(Bishkek) Police in Kyrgyzstan have extorted, threatened, arbitrarily detained, beaten, and sexually abused gay and bisexual men, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Although consensual sex between men was decriminalized in Kyrgyzstan in 1998, police … Continue reading

Australia: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Edna 011200Z nr 20.9S 152.2E, moving W at 10 knots (TCWC Brisbane) No threat to QLD – 010214 1437z

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Edna AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE TROPICALCYCLONEFORECASTTRACKMAP Ex-Tropical Cyclone Edna Issued at 11:01 pm EST Saturday 1 February 2014. No Tropical Cyclone Advice is current for this system.   Community Threat Warning Zone Gales within 24 hours Watch Zone Gales from 24-48 hours Past Cyclone Details Past Location … Continue reading

Mississippi town evacuated after train derailment spills flammable chemicals

Originally posted on Alternative News & Disaster News:
Dozens of families were forced from their southeastern Mississippi homes Friday after a train derailed, tipping over cars carrying fuel oil and methanol and causing officials to grow concerned about another potentially deadly chemical spill. The Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles announced that the train, which was…

Philippines: Tropical Depression KAJIKI/BASYANG 011200Z nr 11.0N 118.0E, moving W at 20 knots. Now over West Philippine Sea- 010214 1342z

Tropical Depression KAJIKI /BASYANG Philippines: PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #1(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours) BASYANG HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AND IS NOW OVER THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. (PAGASA) (Image: wunderground.com) 5 day forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) Satellite (Click image for source) TD Issued at 12:45 … Continue reading