Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Andres (01E) quickly strengthens. 282100Z near 11.6N 112.5W, moving WNW at 10 kt (NHC) – Published 280515 2300Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Andres (01E) …ANDRES QUICKLY STRENGTHENS…NHC 000 WTPZ31 KNHC 282036 TCPEP1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ANDRES ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012015 300 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015 …ANDRES QUICKLY STRENGTHENS… SUMMARY OF 300 PM MDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…11.6N 112.5W ABOUT 800 MI…1285 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF … Continue reading

Japan: Typhoon Dolphin 07W threatens Iwo Jima (Iwo To) – 180515 1517z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Dolphin (1507, 07W) (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 181200Z IS 33 FEET. – JTWC 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1507 (DOLPHIN) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 18 May 2015 <Analyses at 18/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity … Continue reading

South Africa: 2 Men swept off rocks rescued, seriously injured, at Plettenberg Bay – Published 170515 1913z (GMT/UTC)

At 14h18 on Sunday the 17th of May, NSRI Plettenberg bay duty crew were activated following reports from an ex NSRI crewman, Dr. Herman Nel, reporting that he and his family had come across a situation, while hiking on the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trail, where two men had been swept off rocks at Robberg Nature … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 13th April 2015 2050z (GMT/UTC)

==UK== Met Office: Met Office Weather Warnings for mobile Highlands & Eilean Siar Yellow Warning Strathclyde Yellow Warning (For details follow above links) No Flood Warnings in England and Wales – None in Scotland at 21:22 on 13 Apr 2015 BST NO Flood Alerts in England and Wales – 1 in Scotland at  21:22 on 13 … Continue reading

Philippines: Typhoon NOUL (06W)/ DODONG further weakened and accelerated as it moves Northeastward (PAGASA) – 110515 1245z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon NOUL SIX (06W)/ DODONG in PH Typhoon “#DodongPH” has further weakened and accelerated as it moves Northeastward (PAGASA) (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 110600Z IS 38 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km Analysis Chart … Continue reading

US: Tropical Storm ANA: Tropical storm condx expected to reach portions of the coasts of NC & SC later today (NHC) – Published 090515 1710z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm ANA A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Lookout A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Edisto Beach South Carolina to South of South Santee River …TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REACH PORTIONS OF THE COASTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA LATER … Continue reading

VE Day: German Occupation of the Channel Islands – Published 090515 0948z (GMT/UTC)

“Hitler considered the Channel Islands – Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm – a valuable landing stage for the invasion of mainland France, as they sat just 20 miles off the French coast. Winston Churchill, however, thought they held no strategic importance for Britain and decided to de-militarise them and leave them undefended. The Germans … Continue reading

Disasters Emergency Committee (@decappeal) Appeal for Nepal Earthquake – Deaths reach over 4,000, thousands injured & homeless

Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake Has Left More Than 4,000 Dead SKY NEWS 16:01, UK, Monday 27 April 2015 A special programme as rescue teams continue to search for those buried in the rubble. If video not playing go here: http://news.sky.com/video/1473149/nepal-earthquake-special-report Please give as much as you can, here: http://www.dec.org.uk/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social%20media&utm_campaign=A017&utm_content=TweetsNepal/

Up to 700 refugees feared dead after “worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean” (UN) – Major search & rescue op under way – Published 190415 1630z (GMT/UTC)

A ship carrying 700 migrants has capsized off the Libyan coast, the Italian news agency Ansa reported on Sunday, adding that many are feared dead. Coastguard vessels rescued 28 people after the accident was reported around midnight, it said, giving no source for its report. The Times of Malta said migrants rushed to one side … Continue reading

Russia (Siberia): Khakassia wildfires leave at least 4 dead, 73 injured. Approx 100 houses in 21 villages on fire – Published 120415 1520z (GMT/UTC)

The government of a Siberian region reports that more than 70 people have been injured by agricultural fires that got out of control and swept through more than 20 towns and villages. The fires were started by farmers burning the grass in their fields and they spread quickly because of strong winds. The government of … Continue reading

New Caledonia/ Loyalty Islands/ Coral Sea: Tropical Cyclone Solo (23P) 120300Z POSITION near 20.7S 166.7E, moving ESE at 18 knots (JTWC) – Updated 120415 0905z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Solo Category Cyclone 1 has mean winds 34-47 knots with a central pressure greater than 985 hPa RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone SOLO Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 11 issued 0110 UTC Sunday 12 April 2015 Current and Past Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details (at 24, 48 and 72 hours … Continue reading

UK: RNLI lifeguards save an eleven-year-old boy at New Brighton beach – Published 110415 1950z (GMT/UTC)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards saved the life of an eleven-year-old boy at New Brighton Beach (Perch Rock) onThursday (9 April). The incident happened at 3.45pm when RNLI lifeguard Mike Murray spotted a boy struggling in waist deep water near one of the groynes. Mike quickly assessed the situation and swam into the sea … Continue reading

US: Fairdale, Chicago (IL) tornado kills at least 1, 11 others injured – Published 100415 2010z (GMT/UTC)

At least one person was killed in a northwest suburb of Chicago after a devastating tornado touched down Thursday evening with damage reported in several counties. The small town of Fairdale, located in DeKalb County, was leveled by the tornado with fire officials confirming at least one person was killed. “The whole town was gone,” … Continue reading

Yap/ Fais/ Ulithi/ Philippines/ Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon Maysak (04W) / Chedeng 311500Z POSITION near 10.4N 139.3E, moving W at 14 knots (JTWC) – 310315 1615z (GMT/UTC)

Super Typhoon Maysak (04W)/ Chedeng (in Philippines) YAP in the Caroline Islands & Philippines beware! (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 5 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale)  MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 311200Z IS 40 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1504 (MAYSAK) Issued at 12:45 … Continue reading

US (Okelahoma): Multiple tornadoes across OK leave at least 1 person dead in Sand Springs & at least 20 injured – Published 270315 1505z (GMT/UTC)

Multiple tornadoes hop-scotched across the state Wednesday leaving at least one person dead in Sand Springs and at least 20 people treated at metro hospitals, four with serious injuries.   The National Weather Service has rated the Sand Springs tornado as an E-F 2. That means it had winds of up to 135 MPH. Classes … Continue reading

Australia (NT): Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan 18P – Updated 240315 1715z (GMT/UTC)

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan NT Details for: Ex-TC Nathan NT Ocean Wind Warning affecting WA border area issued at 0447 UTC Tuesday 24 March 2015 NT Ocean Wind Warning affecting WA border area issued at 0447 UTC Tuesday 24 March 2015 Australia National Weather Warnings Summary. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/index.shtml Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Google Earth Graphic Overlay … Continue reading

UK: Body of missing woman recovered by lifeboats from Filey and Flamborough – Published 180315 0915z (GMT/UTC)

The body of a woman has been recovered by RNLI volunteer crews from Filey and Flamborough in a prolonged and difficult combined operation in the early hours of Tuesday 17 March. Shortly before 11pm on Monday 16 March, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Filey lifeboats to ascertain that an object spotted by a … Continue reading

Philippines/ Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm BAVI / BETTY(1503) 170600Z nr 15.3N 135.4E, moving WNW at 13 knots (JMA) – Updated 170315 0820z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Bavi (1503)(03W)/ “BETTY” in Philippines …BAVI IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS…AND COULD BE DOWNGRADED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BY LATE TONIGHT….NWS GUAM Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TS 1503 (BAVI) Issued at 06:45 UTC, 17 March 2015 <Analyses at 17/06 UTC> … Continue reading

New Zealand: Tropical Cyclone PAM 17P CAT3 151500Z POSITION nr 34.2S 178.8E, moving SE at 20 Kts (JTWC) – Updated 150315 1448z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone 17P (PAM) (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 151200Z IS 40 FEET – JTWC New Zealand Issued at 12:54am Monday 16 Mar 2015 (Local time) UPDATE TROPICAL CYCLONE PAM At midnight Sunday tropical cyclone Pam was situated about 450km to the northeast of … Continue reading

Australia (NT): Tropical LOW 2: Tropical cyclone impact between Port Hedland & Northwest Cape possible from Thursday – TCWC Perth – Published 100315 1553z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Low 2 Tropical cyclone impact between Port Hedland and Northwest Cape possible from Thursday – TCWC Perth AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Low Issued at 8:40 pm WST Tuesday 10 March 2015. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 3. Community Threat Warning Zone Gales within 24 hours … Continue reading

MASCARENES ISLANDS/MADAGASCAR: Tropical Cyclone HALIBA (15S, 11) 09/1200Z nr 21.8S 55.2E, moving ESE 8 Kts – Updated 090315 1640z (GMT/UTC)

MODERATE TROPICAL STORM (12) (RSMC La Reunion)  TROPICAL CYCLONE 15S (HALIBA) (JTWC) MASCARENES ISLANDS SHOULD STILL MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM  – (RSMC La Reunion)   ZCZC 549 ZCZC 549 WTIO30 FMEE 091222 RSMC / TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER / LA REUNION TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST WARNING (SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN) 0.A WARNING NUMBER: 8/12/20142015 1.A MODERATE TROPICAL … Continue reading

Banksy in Gaza: New artworks highlight Israeli destruction – Published 270215 0815z (GMT/UTC)

Video credit: RT Banksy artwork appears on the streets and walls of Gaza   26 February 2015 Last updated at 19:19 GMT One of the most famous graffiti artists in the world, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of the Gaza Strip for a new documentary. Banksy travelled through one of … Continue reading

Australia (QLD): Tropical Cyclone Marcia 13P 20/2000 EST nr 24.3S 150.9E, moving SSE at 18 km/h – BoM – Updated 200215 1238z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Marcia 13P Warning zone: Rockhampton to Double Island Point, extending inland to Biloela, Monto, and Mundubbera Watch zone: None. Cyclone Marcia downgraded to Intensity Category 1, moving south-southeast over the southern Capricornia. – BoM AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone Marcia Issued at 7:51 pm EST Friday … Continue reading

Australia (NT): Ex-Tropical Cyclone ‎LAM 12P has been downgraded to a tropical low. – BoM – Updated 200215 1140z (GMT/UTC)

Ex-Tropical Cyclone LAM 12P Ex-Cyclone Lam has been downgraded to a tropical low. Heavy rain continues over central Top End. – BoM NT AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE DARWIN TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lam Issued at 4:48 pm CST Friday 20 February 2015. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 67 Community Threat Warning … Continue reading

Switzerland: Two trains have collided in Rafz injuring up to 50 people – Published 200215 0900z (GMT/UTC)

Early report: Two trains slammed into each other in the Swiss town of Rafz north of Zurich early on Friday, leaving passengers injured and train carriages upturned, police and media said. “There was an accident this morning, it’s serious, there are injured,” a police spokeswoman, without providing other details. The collision occurred at the train … Continue reading

Mediterranean: Major ‪rescue op: 1,000 migrants in 10 vessels in difficulty between island of Lampedusa & Libya’s coast – 130 saved so far – Published 150215 2330z (GMT/UTC)

15 February 2015 Last updated at 19:41 (GMT/UTC) Bid to save at least 1,000 migrants in Mediterranean The Italian coastguard is conducting a major rescue operation to try to save more than 1,000 migrants in difficulty on the Mediterranean Sea. Search teams have helped get at least 130 people to safety so far and are … Continue reading

Madagascar/Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone Fundi 11S 08/2100Z POSITION nr 33.4S 43.8E, moving SW at 25 knots (JTWC) – Updated 080215 2220z

Tropical Cyclone Fundi 11S RSMC LA REUNION Bulletin du 08 février à 22H18 locales: Il n’y a pas d’alerte en cours à La Réunion, et aucune menace cyclonique n’est envisagée pour les prochaines 72 heures. ************************************************** Nature du système dépressionnaire tropical présent sur le Sud-Ouest de l’Océan Indien. TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE FUNDI. Pression estimée au … Continue reading