South Pacific: Tropical Cyclone Victor 07P: 152100Z POSITION nr 14.6S 166.4W, moving W at 02 knots (JTWC) – Published 15 Jan 2016 2145Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Victor 07P (= CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 151800Z IS 20 FEET Image: @wunderground 5 Day Forecast Image: @wunderground Satellite RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone VICTOR Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 72 issued 1924 UTC Friday 15 January 2016 Current and … Continue reading

North Atlantic: ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM… …NOW MOVING AWAY FROM THE AZORES – NHC – Updated 15 Jan 2016 1516z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Alex …ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM… …NOW MOVING AWAY FROM THE AZORES… Image: @wunderground 5 Day Forecast Image: @wunderground Satellite National Hurricane Center FL US 000 WTNT31 KNHC 151455 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 8 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016 1100 AM AST FRI JAN 15 2016 …ALEX … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 16 Nov 2015 2330z (GMT/UTC)

==UK== STORM BARNEY SKYWARN Severe Weather Alert #54 issued (See below) Met Office Severe Weather Warnings: Met Office Weather Warnings for mobile Highlands & Eilean Siar Yellow Warning Strathclyde Yellow Warning London & South East England Yellow Warning East Midlands Yellow Warning North West England Yellow Warning South West England Yellow Warning Yorkshire & Humber … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean: Severe Tropical Cyclone (CAT3 SS) ULA 06P: 102100Z POSITION nr 22.6S 170, moving SSW 8 knots (JTWC) – Updated 10 Jan 2016 2155z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Cyclone ULA (06P) (= CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 101800Z IS 28 FEET Image: @wunderground 5 Day Forecast   Image: @wunderground Satellite NOT AVAILABLE RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone ULA Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 48 issued 1931 UTC Sunday … Continue reading

Mexico: Hurricane Patricia 20E CAT1: Tropical Storm Warning for Manzanillo to Lazaro Cardenas (NHC) – Updated 24 Oct 2015 0930z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Patricia 20E (CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …PATRICIA RAPIDLY WEAKENING OVER MEXICO… …HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE… A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Manzanillo to Lazaro Cardenas MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 240000Z IS 47 FEET (JTWC) 000 WTPZ35 KNHC 240832 TCPEP5 BULLETIN HURRICANE PATRICIA ADVISORY NUMBER 18 NWS … Continue reading

UK: RAF Search & Rescue Role Ends After 74 Years – Published 04 Oct 2015 1925z (GMT/UTC)

RAF Search & Rescue Role Ends After 74 Years PROUD RECORD: 34,025 Call-outs completed and 26,853 lives saved More than 74 years of continuous life-saving operations by the Royal Air Force in the UK came to an end at 1.00pm today, when the Chivenor duty search and rescue crew was formally relieved from its standby … Continue reading

Bermuda/ Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Joaquin CAT2 04/1500Z 31.0N 66.8W, moving NNE 15 knots (NHC FL) – Updated 04 OCT 2015 1705z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Joaquin (CATEGORY 2Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Hurricane Warning for BERMUDA – storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding …CENTER OF JOAQUIN FORECAST TO PASS JUST WEST OF BERMUDA TODAY… …DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED ON THE ISLAND THIS AFTERNOON…NHC Latest Watches, Warnings & Advisories Hurricane Warning Updated: 11:30 am Sunday, October … Continue reading

China/ South China Sea: Typhoon Mujigae 22W 03/1200Z 19.5N 113.4E, moving WNW 11 knots (JMA) – Published 03 Oct 2015 1500z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Mujigae 22W (=CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability circles. Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1522 (MUJIGAE) Issued at 12:45 UTC, 3 October 2015 <Analyses at 03/12 UTC> Scale … Continue reading

Guatemala: At least 26 people killed, 600 feared missing & 100+ homes buried in landslide – Published 03 Oct 2015 1030z (GMT/UTC)

Guatemala mudslide leaves hundreds missing Rescue workers in Guatemala are digging through rubble from a mudslide that hit a village not far from the capital, in search of hundreds missing. At least 26 bodies have so far been recovered from the village of El Cambray Dos, rescue services say. Heavy rains swept a torrent of … Continue reading

Afghanistan: 9 MSF staff killed, 37 people injured (19 were staff) in hospital US airstrike in Kunduz – Published 03 Oct 2015 1000z (GMT/UTC)

UPDATED 03 Oct 2015 10:55 GMT Air strike kills MSF medical staff in Afghanistan Nine Doctors Without Borders staff killed in bombing of hospital in Kunduz, as NATO admits it may have been involved. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says at least nine of its staff have been killed in an overnight bombing of a hospital … Continue reading

Australia (QLD): Twelve people, mostly children, rescued from waters off Turnagain Island in the Torres Strait – Published 26 Sept 2015 0930z (GMT/UTC)

Torres Strait rescue: Twelve people, including children, saved during night time ocean rescue By Heidi Davoren Posted about 2 hours ago Map: Thursday Island 4875 Twelve people, most of them children, were rescued from waters off Turnagain Island in the Torres Strait overnight after two boats got into difficulty while making a trip from Thursday … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean/ Japan/ Taiwan/ China: Typhoon Dujuan (21W) 25/2100Z near 20.5N 130.7E, moving NNW 7 knots (JTWC) – Updated 25 Sept 2015 2053z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Dujuan (21W) ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Ishigakijima, Okinawa, Japan, Taiwan and China beware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 251800Z IS 25 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1521 (DUJUAN) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 25 September 2015 <Analyses … Continue reading

Japan: Severe Tropical Storm Krovanh 161500Z 20.1N 146.0E, moving NW at 09 knots (JMA) – Published 16 Sept 2015 1616Z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm Krovanh MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 161200Z IS 20 FEET (JTWC) STS 1520 (KROVANH) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 16 September 2015 <Analyses at 16/15 UTC> Scale – Intensity – Center position N20°05′(20.1°) E146°00′(146.0°) Direction and speed of movement WNW 15km/h(9kt) Central pressure 980hPa Maximum wind speed near the center 30m/s(60kt) Maximum wind … Continue reading

Vietnam/ South China Sea: Tropical Depression Nineteen (19W) 131500Z POSITION near 15.8N 110.9E, moving W at 07 knots (JTWC) – Published 13 sept 2015 1840z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Nineteen (19W) VIETNAM BEWARE! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 131200Z IS 12 FEET (JTWC)  Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TD Issued at 15:55 UTC, 13 September 2015 <Analyses at 13/15 UTC> Scale – Intensity – TD Center position N15°35′(15.6°) E111°30′(111.5°) Direction and speed of movement … Continue reading

CANADA (Newfoundland): Tropical Storm Henri 11/1800Z nr 39.4 N 58.5 W, moving NNE 16 knots (CHC) – Published 11 Sept 2015 1905z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Henri Weak tropical storm Henri forecast to affect offshore NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA waters tonight and Saturday (ADT) (CHC) …HENRI LOSING ORGANIZATION OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC…NHC FL CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA 2:45 PM ADT Friday 11 September 2015 Tropical cyclone information statement for: NEWFOUNDLAND For tropical storm Henri. The next statement will be … Continue reading

Japan: Severe Tropical Storm 1517 Kilo downgraded to LOW: 11/1200Z 43N 148E, moving N 25 knots (JMA) – Published 11 Sept 2015 1905z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Kilo ….downgraded to Low Pressure Area (LOW or LPA) (JMA) LOW Issued at 12:35 UTC, 11 September 2015 <Analyses at 11/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity – LOW Center position N43°00′(43.0°) E148°00′(148.0°) Direction and speed of movement N 45km/h(25kt) Central pressure 980hPa TSR NE Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 11 Sep, 2015 0:00 GMT … Continue reading

Europe: Denmark has suspended all rail links with Germany & closed a motorway, due to asylum seekers – Published 10 Sept 2015 1414z (GMT/UTC)

Denmark has suspended all rail links with Germany after police stopped hundreds of migrants at the border. Danish police also closed a motorway between the two countries when some asylum seekers began walking north after being forced off a train. They say their destination is Sweden. As the EU struggles with a major migrant crisis, … Continue reading

Jordan: MSF Reconstructive Surgery Hospital for War Victims Opens in Amman – Published 08 Sept 2015 1820z (GMT/UTC)

September 08, 2015 AMMAN, JORDAN— Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) officially opened a newly upgraded reconstructive surgery hospital today in Amman to provide improved treatment to war-wounded patients from across the region. MSF first established a specialized surgery project in Amman in 2006 to care for victims of the war in Iraq, which it … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean/ Japan: Severe Tropical Storm Etau (18W) 08/1500Z 32.1N 138.2E, moving N at 19 Knots (JMA) – Updated 08 Sept 2015 1518Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Etau (1518, 18W) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 15 FEET (JTWC) Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability circles. Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km STS 1518 (ETAU) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 8 September 2015 <Analyses at … Continue reading

Lebanon: “Unprecedented” sandstorm in Greater Beqaa region, 35 taken to hospital – Published 08 Sept 2015 1520z (GMT/UTC)

A sandstorm lashed several regions in the Bekaa, North and South on Monday, landing scores of people in hospitals and bringing visibility to extremely low levels. The Meteorological Department at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport described the storm as “unprecedented” in Lebanon’s modern history, OTV said. The National News Agency said the Red Cross transferred … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean/ Japan: Typhoon Kilo 03C 072100Z POSITION nr 25.9N 160.8E, WNW at 12 knots (JTWC) – Published 07 Sept 2015 2055z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Kilo 1517 03C ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 071800Z IS 30 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1517 (KILO) Issued at 19:05 UTC, 7 September 2015 <Analyses at 07/18 UTC> Scale – Intensity … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean: TD 7 becomes Tropical Storm Grace – 06/0900Z 12.4N 28.5W, moving W 12 knots (NHC) – Updated 06 Sept 2015 0915Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Grace ….GRACE STRENGTHENING OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC……NHC 000 WTNT32 KNHC 060839 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM GRACE ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072015 500 AM AST SUN SEP 06 2015 …GRACE STRENGTHENING OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…12.4N 28.5W ABOUT 390 MI…630 KM SW … Continue reading

Afghanistan: More than 320 people hospitalized in Herat city due to mysterious gas poisoning this week – Published 06 Sept 2015 0818Z (GMT/UTC)

Mysterious gas at an Afghan girls’ school sent 30 people to the hospital Saturday in the fourth such incident in the area in a week. Four female teachers and 26 students were hospitalized because of fumes at their school in Herat city, said Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, a spokesman for the regional hospital. An investigation is … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Around 4.5 million people affected by drought in Afar and southern Somali regions – Published 06 Sept 2015 0753z (GMT/UTC)

Around 4.5 million Ethiopians could be in need of food aid because of a drought in the country, the UN has said. Hardest-hit areas are Ethiopia’s eastern Afar and southern Somali regions, while pastures and water resources are also unusually low in central and eastern Oromo region, and northern Tigray and Amhara districts. Reacting to … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean/ Cape Verde Islands: Hurricane Fred CAT1 31/1800Z 16.9N 24.2W, moving NW 10 knots (NHC) – Updated 31 Aug 2015 1840Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Fred A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Cape Verde Islands …FRED BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS… …CENTER PASSING VERY NEAR SAO NICOLAU ISLAND……NHC FL 000 WTNT31 KNHC 311749 TCPAT1 BULLETIN HURRICANE FRED INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062015 200 PM AST MON AUG … Continue reading

Central Pacific/ Hawaii: Hurricane Ignacio 12E CAT4 301600Z POSITION nr 18.4N 148.5W, moving NNW 10 knots (JTWC) – Updated 30 Aug 2015 1550z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Ignacio 12E CAT4 HAWAII: A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND WINDWARD AND SOUTHEAST WATERS (NWS HONOLULU HI) …..MAJOR HURRICANE IGNACIO CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWESTWARD….CPHC MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 301200Z IS 36 FEET (JTWC) WTPA33 PHFO 301154 TCPCP3 BULLETIN HURRICANE IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 22A NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER … Continue reading

Caribbean: Tropical Storm Erika 28/1800Z near 17.7N 70.2W, moving W at 15.6 knots (NHC) – Updated 28 Aug 2015 2035z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Erika …ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…NHC 000 WTNT35 KNHC 281737 TCPAT5 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 15A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST FRI AUG 28 2015 …ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC… SUMMARY OF 200 … Continue reading

Kyushu/ Japan/ South Korea: Typhoon Goni (16W) 24/1500Z 30.5N 129.5E, moving NNE at 20 knots (JMA) – Updated 24 Aug 2015 1725Z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Goni / Ineng 16W ( = CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 241200Z IS 40 FEET- JTWC Okinawa, Kyushu, JAPAN BEWARE!!  Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Russia & China be aware! Landfall over Kyushu is expected close to midnight tonight UK time (2300 GMT/UTC) – UK … Continue reading

Guadeloupe/ Antigua and Barbuda/ Dominica: Hurricane Danny at 20/1500Z near 12.5N 44.8W, moving WNW at 10 knots (NHC) – Published 20 Aug 2015 2007z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Danny 000 WTNT34 KNHC 201447 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE DANNY ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042015 1100 AM AST THU AUG 20 2015 …DANNY STRENGTHENS INTO THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2015 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…12.5N 44.8W ABOUT 1090 MI…1755 KM E OF THE … Continue reading