Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm #ARLENE 21/0900Z nr 40.0N 48.0W, moving W 27 kt (NHC FL) – Updated 21 Apr 2017 1325 (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm ARLENE National Hurricane Center (NHC) 000 WTNT31 KNHC 210832 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Arlene Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012017 500 AM AST Fri Apr 21 2017 …ARLENE MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC… …STILL EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…40.0N … Continue reading

Myanmar/ Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Depression 92B (Future CS Maarutha)150300Z 12.5N 88.3E, moving NNE 10.8kt (RSMC New Delhi)- Published 15 Apr 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 92B (Future Cyclonic Storm Maarutha) DEMS-RSMC SPECIAL TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 15-04-2017 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 THE DEPRESSION OVER SOUTHEAST BAY … Continue reading

US: UCSanDiego team develops diabetes drug that could completely reverse the disease (Reblogged from Sparkonit)

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, is developing a pill that restores insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body’s response to insulin – a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood – gets weaker. Commercially available drugs so far only remove excess glucose… … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression Two/ Crising (02W) 141500Z position nr 10.7N 128.1E, moving WNW 11kt (JTWC) – Published 14 Apr 2017 1442z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Two (02W) (TD Crising in Philippines) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 02W (Two) Warning #02 Issued at 14/1500Z WTPN31 PGTW 141500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 02W (TWO) WARNING NR 002 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE … Continue reading

Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC)

Baroness Anelay calls on Russia to investigate mass detention of gay men in Chechnya and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. Reports from international human rights organisations suggest that over 100 gay men have recently been detained in Chechnya, with some reports suggesting that at least three have been killed and many have been tortured. … Continue reading

Chechnya opens Concentration Camps for homosexuals – Report (Reblogged from @76Crimes)

The Russian republic of Chechnya has reportedly sent gay men that it arrested last week to secret prisons described as “concentration camps.” via Report: Chechnya opens concentration camps for homosexuals — 76 CRIMES Update>>> Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC) #LGBT+ #Journo #Gay #Journalism #Press #Russia … Continue reading

Norfolk Island/ NZ /New Caledonia: Tropical Cyclone COOK 16P 111500Z position nr 27.0S 168.8E, moving SE 13 kt (JTWC) – Updated 11 Apr 2017 1453z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone COOK (16P) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 111200Z IS 15 FEET (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) Warning #08 Final Warning Issued at 11/1500Z Google Earth Overlay WTPS31 PGTW 111500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 16P (COOK) WARNING NR 008// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 16P (COOK) … Continue reading

Indian Ocean (Australia): Severe Tropical Storm ERNIE 15S 26U 07/1800Z nr 15.9S 110.4E, moving S 3 kt (Perth TCWC) – Published 07 Apr 2017 2228z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm ERNIE 15S 26U (= CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) IDW24000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION BULLETIN Issued at 2:38 am WST on Saturday 8 April 2017 BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH Severe Tropical Cyclone Ernie (Category 5) was … Continue reading

UK (Wales): Criccieth lifeboat aids to grounded yacht on Harlech beach – Published 04 Apr 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

“At 10.30am, volunteer Crew Members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch following multiple reports of a yacht aground at the northern end of Harlech beach. The yacht, named Thimble and approximately 30ft in length, had gotten into difficulties near the mouth of the Porthmadog Estuary whilst attempting to navigate upriver. Following initial … Continue reading

Cameroon: 16-yr-old trans girl held for 2 weeks (so far) in Ebolowa prison just for being trans – reblogged from 76 Crimes

While LGBTI communities are celebrating today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility, a 16-year-old trans girl has been held in Ebolowa prison in southern Cameroon since the weekend of 18 March just for being trans. via 2 weeks (so far) in Cameroon prison for being trans — 76 CRIMES

Jersey, CI: Woman in dramatic rescue after 200ft cliff fall near Groznez – Published 02 Apr 2017 1700z (GMT/UTC)

“A 59-YEAR-old woman was winched to safety by helicopter after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff near Groznez. The rescue, carried out by the Fire and Rescue Service and Jersey Coastguard happened at around 6 pm on Saturday evening. Fire crew abseiled down the cliffs near Groznez Castle to reach the woman. However, … Continue reading

Iceland: Hekla volcano could be ready for another eruption, measurements suggest – Published 30 Mar 2017 1730z (GMT/UTC)

Mount Hekla Volcano “More pressure is in the magma chambers underneath the mountain than before the last two eruptions in 1991 and 2000” says geophysicist Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland   “Most measurements that we have today indicate that Hekla is ready for an eruption, but we do not know what factor will … Continue reading

Australia (QLD): Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE (13P) 260900Z position nr 18.4S 151.0E, moving WSW 03kt (JTWC) – Published 26 Mar 2017 1253z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Debbie (13P) Tropical cyclone Debbie moving towards the coast, expected to intensify into a category 3 system this evening – Brisbane TCWC MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260600Z IS 18 FEET IDQ20023 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with … Continue reading

Rodrigues /Mauritius /LaReunion /Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone #Eleven (11S) 082100Z position nr 15.2S 69.8E, moving W 05kt (JTWC) – Published 08 Mar 2017 2100z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Eleven (11S) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081800Z IS 14 FEET WTXS31 PGTW 082100 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 11S (ELEVEN) WARNING NR 001// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 11S (ELEVEN) WARNING NR 001 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHIO MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND RADII VALID OVER … Continue reading

Australia: CYCLONE WARNING for coastal areas of western Top End, including Darwin, Tiwi Islands & Wadeye – – Published 04 Mar 2017 1820z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Low 1 IDD20150 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this warning. TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 9 Issued at 1:47 am ACST [12:17 am AWST] on Sunday 05 March 2017 Headline: … Continue reading

UK: Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue off Shetland – Published 04 Mar 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue when their trawler sank in bad weather. The seven had to jump into the water just before the ship sank off Shetland as the sea was too rough to bring a lifeboat alongside. The alarm was raised at about … Continue reading

Madagascar:Ex Tropical Cyclone Enawo 09S 081800Z Position nr 17.9S 46.6E, moving SW 08 Kt (RSMC LaReunion) – Updated 08 Mar 2017 1956z (GMT/UTC)

== Ex Tropical Cyclone Enawo 09S WTIO31 FMEE 081910 CCA FIX *. RSMC / CENTER OF LA REUNION TROPICAL CYCLONES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING CYCLONE (SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN) NEWSLETTER 0.A NEWSLETTER: 6/26/20162017 1.A DEPRESSION ON EARTH 6 (EX-ENAWO) 2.A POSITION HAS 1800 UTC ON 03/08/2017: WITHIN A RADIUS OF 30 MINUTES AROUND THE POINT 17.9 S / … Continue reading

Zimbabwe: At least 850 people in the Siphepha area in Tsholotsho District were displaced by flooding – Published 27 Feb 2017 1952z (GMT/UTC)

At least 850 people in the Siphepha area in Tsholotsho District were displaced by flooding and subsequently evacuated to a local primary school and hospital by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, the Civil Protection Unit has said. In its latest situation report released last week, Tsholotsho District was the most affected. “Tsholotsho is arguably the most … Continue reading

Sweden: 15 people injured in overnight fire at large refugee centre outside of Vanersborg – Published 26 Feb 2017 1718z (GMT/UTC)

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country’s largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after jumping out of a second-floor window to … Continue reading

India: At least 16 killed, 50+ critically injured in truck crash in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district – Published 26 Feb 2017 1617z (GMT/UTC)

At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district, police said. More than 50 people were critically injured in the accident in Jdohkroh village, 11 km from Nongstoin, the district headquarters of West Khasi Hills. Police … Continue reading

Angus the first named storm of autumn 2016 — Official blog of the Met Office news team

The Met Office has announced the first named storm of autumn 2016: Storm Angus. Storm Angus is expected to sweep through south-eastern England bringing some very strong south-westerly winds and heavy rain to affected parts through Sunday morning. Looking at the development of the low-pressure system, on Friday morning the Met Office issued a Yellow […] … Continue reading

China/Taiwan: Severe Tropical Storm Nepartak (1601, 02W) 082100Z POSITION near 23.7N 119.5E, moving N 01 Knot (JTWC) – Updated 08 Jul 2016 2040Z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm  Nepartak/ Butchoy in PH (1601, 02W) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081800Z IS 18 FEET     STS 1601 (Nepartak) Issued at 18:45 UTC, 8 July 2016 <Analysis at 18 UTC, 8 July> Scale – Intensity – Center position N23°40′ (23.7°) E119°25′ (119.4°) Direction and speed of movement NW 10 km/h (6 kt) … Continue reading

Mexico: Tropical Storm Danielle (04L) STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE…HEAVY RAINS SPREADING ACROSS E MEXICO…NHC – Published 20 Jun 2016 1745z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Danielle National Hurricane Center FL US 000 WTNT34 KNHC 201432 TCPAT4 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM DANIELLE ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042016 1000 AM CDT MON JUN 20 2016 …DANIELLE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE… …HEAVY RAINS SPREADING ACROSS EASTERN MEXICO… SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…20.7N 96.3W ABOUT … Continue reading

Bangladesh/India/Myanmar: Tropical Cyclone Roanu (01B) 20/2100Z position nr 20.3N 88.3E, moving NE at 11 knots (JTWC) – Updated 20 May 2016 2155Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Roanu (01B) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 201800Z IS 18 FEET (JTWC) 5 Day Forecast (Image: @wunderground) Image: @wunderground Satellite REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE – TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY BULLETIN FROM: RSMC – TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI TO: STORM WARNING CENTRE, NAYPYI TAW (MYANMAR) STORM WARNING CENTRE, BANGKOK (THAILAND) STORM … Continue reading

Wales: Aberystwyth Lifeboat rescues crashed paraglider from sea – Published 16 May 2016 1021Z (GMT/UTC)

At 4:15pm on Sunday (15 May) whilst returning from the rescue of an inflatable, the RNLI Arancia inshore rescue boat was tasked by the coastguard to go and assist a paraglider who was believed to have collided with the cliffs and crashed into the sea. The paraglider was believed to have collided between Clarach and … Continue reading

Pacific Ocean/Wallis/Samoa: Tropical Cyclone Amos 17F: 201800Z 12.6S 179.9W, moving WNW 06 Kt. Expected to INTENSIFY – Published 20 Apr 2016 2020Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Amos 17F   “Update of Tropical Cyclone “Amos” During the early hours of this morning, Tropical Depression TD17F has intensified into a Tropical Cyclone and was named Tropical Cyclone “Amos”. At 3am this morning, it was analysed at 12.8S 179.9W or approximately 230km south-southeast of Niulakita(Tuvalu) or 330km north of Cikobia(Fiji). It is … Continue reading

Seychelles/Madagascar: Very Intense Tropical Cyclone FANTALA 08R 19S: (=CAT5-SS) – Published 18 Apr 2016 1638Z (GMT/UTC)

Very Intense Tropical ‪Cyclone‬ ‪FANTALA‬ ‪(08R‬ ‪19S) (= CATEGORY 5 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 180600Z IS 40 FEET. ZCZC 048 WTIO30 FMEE 181238 RRA RSMC / TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER / LA REUNION TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST WARNING (SOUTH-WEST INDIAN OCEAN) 0.A WARNING NUMBER: 30/8/20152016 1.A VERY INTENSE TROPICAL … Continue reading