Storms and Floods

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Indonesia – Floods and landslides in Indonesia’s Southeast Sulawesi province have triggered more residents to flee their houses, a disaster agency official said on Sunday. According to the agency, 9,609 people have been taking shelter on higher grounds.

UK – There is a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in place for almost the whole of the UK on Sunday and Monday as heavy rains and flash floods are expected.

USA – Flash floods hit Des Moines metro with numerous roads underwater forcing pedestrians to wade through knee deep water.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 180 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking northeastward at 12 knots.

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Mongolia – On 15 June 2019, heavy precipitation was expected to run across the country. At around 15:00 hours, torrential rain poured on central area of the country including Ulaanbaatar city and nearby provinces including Tuv province. The heavy rainfall caused flash floods in the following soums; Lun, Bayantsogt, and Bayankhangai in Tuv province.

Canada – With once-in-a-century floods two years in a row, residents and communities grapple with a new reality and tough choices: rebuild or pack up and leave? After back-to-back historic floods along the St. John River watershed, the Nauwidgewauk community and others like it in New Brunswick are being redrawn by backhoes, demolition equipment and government officials — who are now enforcing flood-plain building restrictions that went ignored for decades. People in the province are talking about climate change in a way they never would have a few years ago. For the second straight year, hundreds of homes were evacuated and long stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway were underwater. Even officials who manage flood response seemed surprised at the level of destruction this spring.

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UK – Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and Thorpe Culvert, in Lincolnshire, have been told to leave as waters continued to surge this weekend. The town first flooded on Wednesday after more than two months’ worth of rain fell in two days, causing the River Steeping to burst its banks. On Friday, three RAF helicopters dropped 270 one-tonne sandbags in an attempt to repair the bank.

Storms and Floods

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 285 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.

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India – Tropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) on 10 June and started moving north…It could reach southwestern Gujarat State on 13 June, with maximum sustained winds up to 150-160 km/h. Heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over western coastal states over the next 24 hours. A strong wind and heavy rainfall warning is in effect for Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra States and a thunderstorm warning for Maharashtra States. Gujarat has already evacuated about 1.2 lakhs people from low lying areas to safer places and would complete the evacuation of 3 lakh people by 4 PM today. Similarly Diu has evacuated 8000 people and would complete the evacuation of over 10000 people by 4 PM.

Yemen – Torrential rain and flash flooding in recent weeks, culminating in widespread flooding in the second week of June, have affected thousands of families across Yemen. It is estimated that rains and floods have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates. Hajjah Governorate is the most affected Governorate.

Colorado, USA – Rivers are raging at or near flood levels across Colorado, with plenty of snow yet to melt on many mountain ranges. With more runoff on the way and the rainy season approaching, communities are bracing for impact.

UK – Yellow weather warnings are in place throughout the UK until Thursday as torrential rain continues across parts of England, Scotland and Wales, and an Amber warning in the north east in place for tomorrow.

Greece – Heavy rainstorms and hail battered many parts of mainland Greece, including Attica. A sudden hailstorm that hit the rural region around Arta in western Greece in the afternoon seriously damaged kiwi and citrus crops, municipal authorities said. Though the storm lasted only half an hour, some crops were completely destroyed and next year’s produce may also be affected by the damage. Cities in central Greece were hit by hail and storms too, with roads and homes flooded. There was flooding in parts of Attica too, including Aghia Marina and Koropi.

Storms and Floods

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 419 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northwestward at 08 knots.

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USA – Torrential downpours have flooded huge swaths of the Midwest and the Southeast since last week. Rain over the weekend triggered flash floods in several states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Florida. In some states, more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day. Beyond flash floods, rivers rising more slowly in places like Iowa have threatened drinking water. In Illinois, flooding this past week has closed roads and bridges. Atlanta broke a single-day rainfall record on Saturday with 4 inches of rain. Nebraska issued a second disaster declaration last week in response to the floods. These rains have come atop flooding tied to the wet winter in many parts of the country followed by a wet spring. The ongoing flooding has already led to several deaths and, once the water recedes, will exact a huge toll on the economy. One of the biggest concerns is the impact of floods on crops like corn and soy, which are mainly grown in the Midwest. Waters have already damaged some fields, and the soaked soil is preventing new crops from being planted.

UK – Intense thunderstorms and showers are expected cause further flooding and travel misery in the next few days across southern and eastern areas of England, forecasters have warned. After more than a month’s worth of rain fell in a day on Monday, swamping roads and railway lines the clean up efforts may be hampered by further downpours.

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02a (Vayu), located approximately 616 nm south- southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northeastward at 07 knots.

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Sulawesi, Indonesia – Floods in three provinces in Sulawesi have forced thousands of people to flee their houses for higher ground. Tthe National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) revealed that 4,198 people in North Konawe regency in Southeast Sulawesi had been evacuated to safer areas.

UK – Storms spark severe floods and travel chaos in South East as M20 is submerged – with more rain coming. Two sinkholes also forced parts of the M25 to close overnight while most of the rail line from Kent to London is submerged. Many parts of southern England have been completely submerged after heavy thunderstorms rolled in on Monday. Kent and East Sussex have seen the worst of the intense rainfall – but deluges have also affected parts of the South West, South Wales and East Anglia.

North Carolina, USA – Flash flooding in North Carolina has resulted in the deaths of three people, with Catawba County declaring a state of emergency. According to Associated Press, three men died on Saturday after their vehicle hit high water on a road west of Lincolnton and slammed into a tree. Runoff from the weekend’s heavy rainfall could mean continued flooding along the Catawba River in the North Carolina foothills and Piedmont. Landslides are also possible.

Environment

False Spring

With Britain experiencing some of its warmest late-February weather on record, naturalists are concerned for the early-emerging species.

Birds across the U.K. are already nesting and mating, with some arriving more than a month early.

But with the prediction of more typical late-winter weather in March, Tony Whitehead of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says early-arriving swallows are taking a big risk to get good nesting sites.

Other naturalists say that flowers, insects and reptiles that have emerged early from winter could be in peril if a sudden chill arrives.

Wildfires

Wildfires – UK

Firefighters have contained a blaze that erupted on moorland in West Yorkshire in northern England, one of the three wildfires that broke out across the United Kingdom as temperatures hit record seasonal highs. The fire, on Saddleworth Moor, burned throughout Tuesday night across about 1.5 square kilometers (370 acres) near the village of Marsden.

Other fires broke out in Edinburgh, on the city’s famed Arthur’s Seat hill, and in the southern English county of West Sussex, in woodland immortalized by A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories.

Storms and Floods

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone Ernesto is located about 1020 mi…1640 km nne of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 35 mph…56 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 22w (Soulik), located approximately 66 nm west of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northward at 03 knots.

Tropical storm 23w (Twenty-three), located approximately 401 nm north of Oroluk, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Lane is located about 1310 mi…2110 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 1930 mi…3105 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h, Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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Spain, UK – The Costa Blanca has been submerged under water after parts of Spain were swallowed up by flash floods following a severe weather warning that brought a swift end to the summer heatwave. The huge downpour saw drains become blocked with thick, muddy water that went on as far as the eye can see. As Storm Ernesto swoops across Britain from the US, bringing with it gale force winds and torrential rain the blast could mark the end of summer altogether. Ernesto has been travelling across the Atlantic Ocean at speeds of 40mph, as the subtropical storm smashes into the UK weather system. Showers, high pressure and conditions will arrive bringing severe storm conditions to the UK.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Britain

Seven square miles of Saddleworth Moor has gone up in flames, blanketing the Greater Manchester region and beyond in smoke and ash. Meanwhile, a new moorland blaze – on Winter Hill, near Rivington, Lancashire – broke out on Thursday with huge plumes of smoke visible from the area surrounding the moorland. Authorities fear the fires could take weeks to put out completely.

Wildfires – Colorado, USA

At least a dozen wildfires were raging on Friday in drought-stricken portions of Colorado where hundreds of residents have been evacuated as a wave of prime wildfire weather conditions moves through the U.S. West.

The most active blaze, the Spring Fire, had scorched nearly 24,000 acres (9,712 hectares) between the towns of Fort Garland and La Veta in southern Colorado. The fire was not contained as of Friday. An unknown number of structures were consumed by the fire in Costilla County where the fire is burning. People in about 350 homes in the area were ordered to evacuate.

The largest wildfire in the state, the 416 Fire, which has charred almost 42,000 acres in the southwest corner of the state since it ignited on June 1, is 37 percent contained, fire officials said.

An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in the Spring Fire, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – UK

A large wildfire has broken out on Saddleworth Moor above Manchester sending a huge plume of smoke into the air. Dozens of homes were evacuated. The heatwave that the UK is currently experiencing has created tinderbox conditions. The fire started on Sunday night and now stretches over more than a square mile of land between Dove Stone Reservoir and Buckton Vale.

Storms and Floods

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In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 18p (Josie), located approximately 180 nm south of Suva, Fiji, is tracking southward at 03 knots.

Tropical cyclone (tc) 17p (Iris), located approximately 178 nm east of Cairns, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 03 knots.

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Fiji – Flooding which followed torrential rain brought on by Tropical Cyclone Josie claimed the lives of four Fijians while Police continued to search for another in the Western Division yesterday.

UK – Forecasters have warned of treacherous driving conditions for Easter holidaymakers with snow and torrential rain on the way. Cars in London have been submerged in water as the Thames banks burst in Richmond. Now, Britain could be blasted with up to six inches of snow as well as torrential rain as the Met Office has issued more than 100 flood warnings over the bank holiday weekend.

Storms and Floods

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In the western Pacific: Tropical Storm (td) 03w (Jelawat), located approximately 103 nm north of Pagan, is tracking northeastward at 10 knots.

In the southern hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 18p (Josie), located approximately 128 nm south-southwest of Suva, Fiji, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Greece – A state of emergency has been declared in parts of northern Greece after a swollen River Evros broke its banks, causing widespread flooding. The village of Praggi was among the areas in Evros prefecture affected by the floodwaters earlier this week. Now, the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace regions have been declared to be in a state of emergency as the authorities attempt to prevent more damage from the rising floodwaters.

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UK – Britons are battling yet another lashing of wintry conditions as sub-zero snow showers caused a wrath of floods across the country in what’s being dubbed the Easter Weekend Washout. So far, five weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office following teeth-chattering snow showers and violent flash floods relentlessly battering the UK an eye-watering 48 hours on. Banks burst up and down the country putting lives in danger and wreaking havoc on homes.

India – A reservoir in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district breached its danger mark on Saturday, leading to floods in villages around it, a district official said. There was no loss of life or cattle.

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 32w (Kai-Tak), located approximately 404 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

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UK – Melting snow and heavy rain prompted flood warnings today over fears rivers could burst their banks after wintry conditions forced schools to shut for a third day. Most of the 14 flood alerts in England and Wales are because of melting snow and rain, while coastal areas will be hit by high tides.

Storms and Floods

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Washington, USA – Wednesday carried in Snohomish County’s first round of seasonal flooding, swelling the Stillaguamish River in Arlington and Silvana. Landslides are possible.

Ireland – Heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures across the country on Wednesday. The heaviest rain fell in the Dublin region, with 47.4mm of rain falling in Dublin airport up to 3pm, 8.4mm of that falling between 7am and 8am. Two housing estates in Mountmellick, Co Laois were evacuated when the Owenass river burst its banks, flooding access roads.

UK – Dozens of roads have been closed and rail services suspended as parts of Britain are battered by torrential rain and 80mph winds. Dozens of people have been rescued from “major flooding” amid warnings for heavy rain, strong winds and snow. Forecasters have also warned “some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely”. Families had to be evacuated in Lancashire after more than 4cm of rain fell in 24 hours. Further north in Cumbria, around half a month’s rain – almost 9cm – was recorded in 36 hours. Flooding forced motorists to abandon their vehicles as roads and schools were closed.

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