Storm Brian to arrive this weekend, will impact Ireland and United Kingdom – UK Met Office – Published 19 Oct 2017 2115z (GMT/UTC)

Storm Brian ⚠️ Ireland and United Kingdom beware! An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann. The Met Office’s Irish partner took the decision earlier today to issue an Orange warning for some parts of Ireland on Saturday because of expected … Continue reading

Okinawa/ Japan/ Taiwan/ South Korea/ West Pacific: Typhoon LAN 25W 191500Z 17.5N 130.0E, moving N 8kt (JMA) – Updated 19 Oct 2017 1908z (GMT/UTC)

Okinawa/ Japan/ Taiwan/ South Korea/ West Pacific: Typhoon LAN 25W 191500Z 17.5N 130.0E, moving N 8kt (JMA) – Updated 19 Oct 2017 1908z (GMT/UTC)

TYPHOON LAN (25W) (=CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 191200Z IS 30 FEET. – JTWC   SOURCE: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/ TY 1721 (Lan) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 19 October 2017 <Analysis at 15 UTC, 19 October> Scale Large Intensity Strong Center position N17°30′ (17.5°) E130°00′ (130.0°) Direction and speed … Continue reading

Hainan/ China/ Macau/ Hong Kong: TYPHOON KHANUN 24W 151500Z nr 20.9N 110.7E, moving W 19kt (JTWC) – Updated 15 Oct 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

TYPHOON KHANUN (24W) (=CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) ⚠️ Hainan, Macau, Hong Kong, China & Vietnam beware! Taiwan  Laos be aware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 151200Z IS 22 FEET – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Typhoon 24W (Khanun) Warning #14 Issued at 15/1500Z Google Earth Overlay WTPN31 PGTW 151500 … Continue reading

Ireland/ UK/ North Atlantic: Post-Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA 16/0300Z nr 49.2N 13.3W, moving N 38kt 969mb NHC FL – Updated 16 Oct 2017 0837z (GMT/UTC)

Ireland/ UK/ North Atlantic: Post-Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA 16/0300Z nr 49.2N 13.3W, moving N 38kt 969mb NHC FL – Updated 16 Oct 2017 0837z (GMT/UTC)

Post-Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA (Ophelia= to a CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Hurricane-force winds are forecast to reach the southern portions of Ireland by Monday afternoon. Strong winds will then spread across the remainder of Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom into Monday night. Preparations to protect lives and property should … Continue reading

UN Human Rights office ‘deeply concerned’ over arrests of LGBT+ people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia – Published 13 Oct 2017 1752z (GMT/UTC)

13 October 2017 – The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials. “Arresting or detaining people based … Continue reading

United States: Tropical Depression NATE 08/1500Z nr 33.1N 87.3W, moving NNE 24mph/21kt 996mb NHC FL – Updated 08 Oct 2017 1800z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression NATE HEAVY RAINFALL SPREADING INLAND AS NATE BECOMES A TROPICAL DEPRESSION… …FUTURE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER- NHC There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. National Hurricane Center (FL)   000 WTNT31 KNHC 081449 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Depression Nate Advisory Number 17 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami … Continue reading

Is La Niña on the way? – Reblogged from UK Met Office (05 Oct 2017)

During 2015 and 2016, the planet experienced one of the largest El Niño events in a century. El Niño (Spanish for the boy) is actually the warm phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and climate scientists are now suggesting that this oscillation in tropical Pacific temperature is likely tipping towards its opposite cool phase, La […] … Continue reading

Canada/ US/ Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm MARIA 28/1500Z Update from NHC and others -Updated 28 Sep 2017 1717z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm MARIA MARIA BEGINNING TO ACCELERATE AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES – NHC   (Please check comments at bottom of page for updates) NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER   ZCZC MIATCPAT5 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM BULLETIN Tropical Storm Maria Advisory Number 50 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017 1100 AM AST Thu Sep 28 2017 … Continue reading

FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Isabela and Quebradillas – Guajataca Dam Failure Puerto Rico

At 210 PM, dam operators reported the Guajataca Dam is failing causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca. This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Buses are currently evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can –  @NWSSanJuan #GuajatacaRiver #RioGuajataca #Lares #SanSebastián #Isabela #Quebradillas #PuertoRico ⚠️ EMERGERNCY #EVACUATION: https://t.co/5mzFJPLHTb — GOATY’S NEWS (UK) … Continue reading

US/ Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm JOSE 20/0900Z nr 38.4N 70.3W, moving NE ~7kt NHC FL – Updated 20 Sep 2017 1200z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm JOSE …JOSE WEAKENS AS IT MOVES OVER COOLER OCEAN WATERS… …DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS – NHC A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod * Block Island * Martha’s Vineyard * Nantucket … Continue reading

Japan/ Russia: Tropical Storm Talim 20W 17/1500Z update from JTWC and others – Updated 17 Sep 2017 1547z (GMT/UTC)

 Tropical Storm Talim 20W MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 171200Z IS 16 FEET – JTWC (Please check comments at bottom of page for updates) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Storm 20W (Talim) Warning #36 Issued at 17/1500Z     Google Earth Overlay WTPN31 PGTW 171500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Lee 16/1500Z 112.5N 33.1W, moving W ~10.2kt NHC FL – Published 16 Sep 2017 1540z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Lee DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM LEE – NHC FL ZCZC MIATCPAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM BULLETIN Tropical Storm Lee Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142017 1100 AM AST Sat Sep 16 2017 …DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM LEE…   SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…12.5N 33.1W … Continue reading

Mexico: Hurricane NORMA 17E 16/1200Z Update from NHC and others – Updated 16 Sep 2017 1305z (GMT/UTC)

HURRICANE NORMA 17E HURRICANE NORMA REMAINS STATIONARY SOUTH OF BAJA CALIFORNIA – NHC A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Los Barriles to Todos Santos A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North of Todos Santos to Santa Fe National Hurricane Center (FL) 000 WTPZ32 KNHC 161129 TCPEP2 BULLETIN Hurricane Norma … Continue reading

Laos/ Vietnam/ Thailand: Severe Tropical Storm DOKSURI 21W 14/1500Z Update from JMA and others – Updated 15 Sep 2017 1830z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm DOKSURI 21W (Please note date and time of forecasts carefully, JMA is the lead agency for this area) Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) STS 1719 (Doksuri) Issued at 16:10 UTC, 15 September 2017 Scale – Intensity – Center position N18°05′ (18.1°) E103°50′ (103.8°) Direction and speed of movement W 25 km/h (14 kt) … Continue reading

Mexico: Hurricane MAX 14/1500Z Update from NHC and others – Updated 14 Sep 2017 1700z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane MAX (CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAX MOVING EASTWARD JUST SOUTH OF ACAPULCO… …HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED IN THE MEXICAN STATES OF GUERRERO AND OAXACA – NHC A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * East of Punta … Continue reading

UK: Storm Aileen to bring very strong winds across much of England and Wales during Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning – Published 12 Sep 2017 1425z (GMT/UTC)

Image above: Windy.com – Near real-time interative wind map (Link) Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named since this seasons names were released last week and it will bring strong winds to central parts of the UK. A deepening area of low pressure will bring very strong winds across much of England and Wales … Continue reading

United States: Tropical Storm IRMA 11/2100Z Update from NHC and others – Updated 11 Sep 2017 2145z (GMT/UTC)

TROPICAL STORM IRMA IRMA CONTINUES TO SLOWLY WEAKEN WHILE MOVING OVER SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA – NHC ⚠️ A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for… * North of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River * North of Clearwater Beach to the Aucilla River A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * North of Altamaha … Continue reading

Hurricane IRMA signpost

CAT 1 HURRICANE IRMA On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move near the northwestern coast of the #Florida Peninsula this morning, cross the eastern Florida Panhandle into southern #Georgia this afternoon, and move through southwestern Georgia and eastern #Alabama tonight and Tuesday – NHC 11/0900utc Signpost – Please follow this link: https://goatysnews.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/united-states-cat1-hurricane-irma-110900z-update-from-nhc-and-others-updated-11-sep-2017-1111z-gmtutc/

Mexico/ Gulf of Mexico: CAT2 Hurricane KATIA 07/0600Z nr 21.6N 94.7W, moving ESE 2kt (NHC FL)- Published 07 Sep 2017 0810z (GMT/UTC)

HURRICANE KATIA (=CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …KATIA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN.. could be near major hurricane strength at landfall..NHC A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * CABO ROJO TO LAGUNA VERDE A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * NORTH OF CABO ROJO TO RIO PANUCO * SOUTH OF … Continue reading

China/ Taiwan/ South China Sea: Tropical Cyclone MAWAR 010900Z position near 20.7N 118.2E, moving NNW 07 knots (JTWC) – Published 01 Sep 2017 1000z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Mawar MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 010600Z IS 12 FEET – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 18W (Mawar) Warning #03 Issued at 01/0900Z Google Earth Overlay WTPN32 PGTW 010900 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 18W (MAWAR) WARNING NR 003 02 ACTIVE TROPICAL … Continue reading

Mexico/ East Pacific: Tropical Storm Lidia 14E 01/0900Z update from NHC FL- Updated 01 Aug 2017 0913z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Lidia 14E …LIDIA’S CENTER JUST OFFSHORE THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR… …HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE OVER SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR… A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Baja California peninsula from San Jose de Las Palomas to Isla San Luis * Mainland Mexico from Altata to Puerto Libertad National Hurricane … Continue reading

Japan/ West Pacific: Typhoon SANVU 17W 311500Z position 28.1N 142.0E, moving N 07 kt (JTWC) – Updated 31 Aug 2017 1608z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Sanvu 17W (= CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 311200Z IS 28 FEET – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Typhoon 17W (Sanvu) Warning #13 Issued at 31/1500Z Google Earth Overlay WTPN31 PGTW 311500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TYPHOON 17W … Continue reading

US(TX/LA/MS/TN): Tropical Depression Harvey 31/0300Z update (NHC FL) – Updated 31 Aug 2017 0920z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Harvey …FLOODING RAINS CONTINUE OVER EXTREME EASTERN TEXAS AND WESTERN LOUISIANA… …HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO… Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana. …..catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port … Continue reading

US: Potential Tropical Cyclone TEN 28/0600Z nr 30.3N 81.0W Stationary – Published 28 Aug 2017 0808z (GMT/UTC)

Potential Tropical Cyclone TEN …DISTURBANCE MEANDERING OFF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST…NHC FL A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * South Santee River to Duck * Albemarle Sound * Pamlico Sound National Hurricane Center (FL) 000 WTNT35 KNHC 280545 TCPAT5 BULLETIN Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Intermediate Advisory Number 2A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami … Continue reading

Philippines/ China/ Vietnam: Tropical Storm Pakhar 16W 260900Z position nr 18.7N 117.5E, moving WNW 16kt (JTWC) – Updated 26 Aug 2017 0930z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Pakhar 16W #JolinaPh in Philippines ⚠️  Philippines and China beware! Vietnam be aware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260600Z IS 15 FEET – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Storm 16W (Pakhar) Warning #08 Issued at 26/0900Z Google Earth Overlay WTPN31 PGTW 260900 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// … Continue reading

China: Severe Tropical Storm Hato 15W 23/1200Z nr 22.7N 115.3E, moving WNW 30 km/h (16 kt) (JMA) – Updated 23 Aug 2017 1332z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Hato 15W downgraded to Severe Tropical Storm by JMA   JAPAN MET STS 1713 (Hato) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 23 August 2017 <Analysis at 12 UTC, 23 August> Scale – Intensity – Center position N22°40′ (22.7°) E111°00′ (111.0°) Direction and speed of movement WNW 30 km/h (16 kt) Central pressure 985 hPa Maximum sustained … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Gert 17/1500Z nr 43.2N 50.0W, moving ENE 35 knots(NHC FL) – Updated 17 Aug 2017 1500z (GMT/UTC)

HURRICANE GERT (= CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) ……..GERT RACING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST… …EXPECTED TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL LATER TODAY……NHC FL ⚠️ Life-threatening surf and rip currents will continue to affect the NE coastof US and Atlantic Canada through tonight. National Hurricane Center (FL) 000 WTNT33 KNHC 171433 TCPAT3 BULLETIN Hurricane Gert … Continue reading

UK (Cornwall): Holidaymaker dies after sea rescue at Newquay, 2 others in hospital – Published 15 Aug 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

A 27-year-old man has died after being rescued from the sea at Newquay last night [15 August 2017]. He was among a group of three males who got into difficulty after being caught in a rip tide and swept out to sea at Crantock Beach. The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter (Rescue 924) along … Continue reading

West Pacific: Typhoon Banyan 14W 151500Z position 29.3N 162.6E, moving N 13 kt (JTWC) – Updated 15 Aug 2017 1350z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Banyan 14W (= CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 151200Z IS 25 FEET. (JTWC)   Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Typhoon 14W (Banyan) Warning #11 Issued at 13/1500Z     Google Earth Overlay   WTPN31 PGTW 151500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought, says UNFAO – Published 13 Aug 2017 1245z (GMT/UTC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that two million animals have been lost to a “devastating” drought in Ethiopia. The UN agriculture agency said that the drought had devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources. It said the current food and nutrition crisis was significantly aggravated by the severe blow … Continue reading