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

THE FIRST DIGITAL MAP OF THE OCEAN FLOOR HAS BEEN CREATED

Originally posted on The Jolly Good News:
“The deep ocean floor is a graveyard with much of it made up of the remains of microscopic sea creatures called phytoplankton”, Dutkiewicz said in a statement. The thing is that, what with seas and oceans covering about 70% of our planet’s surface and influencing both climate patterns…

China: 50 Killed, 700+ injured in massive Tianjin explosions. 12 of the dead were firefighters (videos) – Published 13 Aug 2015 1250z (GMT/UTC)

50 people killed and more than 700 were hospitalized, 71 of them for serious injuries. Contact lost with 36 firefighters, 12 of the 44 killed were firefighters – BBC latest. Update 3: As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another … Continue reading

Central Pacific/ Hawaii: Hurricane HILDA (10E) CAT4 09/0400Z POSITION nr 14.1N 144.7W, moving WNW 12 knots (JTWC) – Updated 09 Aug 2015 0835Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Hilda (10E) (CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …..HILDA REMAINS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HAWAII……CPHC HAWAII BE AWARE! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 090000Z IS 36 FEET (JTWC) WTPA35 PHFO 090243 TCPCP5 BULLETIN HURRICANE HILDA ADVISORY NUMBER 13 NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP102015 500 PM HST … Continue reading

TAIWAN/ CHINA: Typhoon Soudelor (13W) 081500Z POSITION near 24.9N 118.9E, moving NW at 08 knots (JTWC) – Updated 080815 1506Z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Soudelor (13W) ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 26 FEET (JTWC) TAIWAN AND CHINA BEWARE! Real-time monitoring by Himawari-8 satellite (Click here) Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability circles. Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h … Continue reading

East Pacific/Hawaii(US): Hurricane Guillermo 09E CAT2 012100Z 13.8N 140.1W, moving WNW 12 knots (NHC) – Published 010915 2156z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Guillermo (09E) (CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …GUILLERMO MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC…NHC 000 WTPZ34 KNHC 012040 TCPEP4 BULLETIN HURRICANE GUILLERMO ADVISORY NUMBER 12 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP092015 200 PM PDT SAT AUG 01 2015 …GUILLERMO MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC… SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION … Continue reading

India/ Bangladesh: Depression over NE Bay of Bengal & coast areas of Bangladesh & W Bengal may become Deep Depression in 24 hrs (RSMC New Delhi) – Published 270715 1035z (GMT/UTC)

REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE – TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK DEMS – RSMC TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 27072015 SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 27072015 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 27 July, … Continue reading

Minamidaitōjima/ Okinawa/ AmamiŌshima/ Japan/ South Korea: Typhoon Halola (01C) 24/1500Z position near 25.3N 130.6E, moving W at 07 knots (JTWC) – Updated 240715 1508z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Halola (01C) ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Minamidaitōjima, Amami Ōshima, Okinawa,  Japan Mainland and South Korea BEWARE! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 241200Z IS 23 FEET (JTWC) Note: There are differences between forecast agencies Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability … Continue reading

Europe: Very dangerous weather – ESTOFEX Storm Forecast: LEVEL 3! for parts of POLAND and W BELARUS Damaging wind gusts, large and very hail, excessive precipitation and SIGNIFICANT TORNADO EVENT. – Published 190715 1216z

Storm Forecast Storm Forecast Valid: Sun 19 Jul 2015 06:00 to Mon 20 Jul 2015 06:00 UTC Issued: Sun 19 Jul 2015 00:01 Forecaster: TASZAREK A level 3 was issued for parts of Poland and W Belarus mainly for the damaging wind gusts, large and very hail, excessive precipitation and significant tornado event. A level … Continue reading

Japan: Tropical Depression Nangka (11W) 17/2100z position nr 38.1N 135.8E., moving NNE at 09 knots (JTWC) – Published 170715 2200z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Nangka (11W)  Maximum significant wave height at 171800z is 12 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 TD Issued at 18:40 UTC, 17 July 2015 <Analyses at 17/18 UTC> Scale … Continue reading

Korea/ China: Severe Tropical Storm Chan-Hom (09W) 12/1500Z POSITION nr 37.5N 125.1E, moving N/NNE 20 knots (JTWC) – Updated 120715 1500z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm Chan-Hom (09W) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 121200Z IS 20 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 1509 (CHAN-HOM) Issued at 12:45 UTC, 12 July 2015 <Analyses at … Continue reading

South China Sea/ China: Tropical Storm Kujira (08W) 21/1200Z at 16.6N 111.3E almost stationary (JMA) – Updated 210615 1315z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Kujira 08W (upgraded by JMA from TD at 09:50 UTC 21 June 2015) Hainan Island and western Guangdong in China beware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 210600Z IS 12 FEET. – JTWC Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TS 1508 (KUJIRA) Issued at 09:50 UTC, 21 … Continue reading

US: Tropical Depression BILL continues to track through N Arkansas, leaving 2 dead in Oklahoma – Flash flood warnings current – Published 190615 1600z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression BILL FLASH FLOOD & FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT (Scroll down for more) Authorities in central Oklahoma have recovered the body of an 80-year-old woman from a car partially submerged in floodwaters. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said, the rescue crews in a boat removed the body Thursday evening. They were responding to a … Continue reading