Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Nineteen-E is located about 105 mi…170 km s of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 355 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean : Typhoon 21w (Neoguri), located approximately 142 nm south-southeast of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 14 knots.

Typhoon Bualoi (22w), located approximately 334 nm east-southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Russia – At least 15 people have died and 13 others have been missing after a dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia. The dam, on the Seiba river in the region of Krasnoyarsk, burst after heavy rain on Saturday.

Niger – Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence. Heavy rains have caused the Komadougou Yobe river that flows through the semi-desert Diffa region into Lake Chad to burst its banks, inundating villages, flooding fields and damaging crops. Two villages near the city of Diffa were “completely submerged” and 2,500 households have been forced to move.

UK – Drivers in the north east have been warned to take care after severe flooding left vehicles submerged and roads closed off. Emergency services were called out to incidents across Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen overnight with firefighters pumping water away from homes.

Florida, USA – The streets in St Marks, Florida were flooded by Tropical Storm Nestor on Saturday as the storm moved across the panhandle.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 20w (Hagibis), located approximately 220 nm east-northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

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UK – Heavy rain causing floods continues to hit the UK. The Met Office has warned there is a danger some towns may become cut off today after parts of the country were drenched in two inches of rain. An amber warning was put in place for an area centred around Norwich which covers parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. It said homes and businesses are likely to be flooded with damage to some buildings and adds there is “a good chance some communities are cut off by flooded roads”. It also warned of a “danger to life” due to deep or fast flowing floodwater and says power cuts are possible and driving conditions could become “difficult”. A yellow warning stretching between just north of Essex to north Lincolnshire has also in place since 8am this morning and last until 5pm tonight.

Storms and Floods

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 946 nm east of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

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UK – The remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo are bringing gale-force winds that are thrashing the west coast as rain sweeps across much of the country. The Environment Agency has issued 28 flood alerts and eight flood warnings across the country as half a month’s rain is set to fall on the already saturated ground by the end of the week.

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 220 mi…355 km nne of Flores island in the western Azores with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…ne or 40 degrees at 43 mph…69 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 182 nm south-southwest of Kunsan AFB, South Korea, is tracking north-notheastward at 15 knots.

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UK – More rain and winds are expected in parts of the country later this week as the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo arrive in the UK. The storm – the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the far east Atlantic – will have lost most of its power by the time it arrives on Thursday. It comes after torrential rain brought flash flooding and led to some places being evacuated on Tuesday. On the Isle of Man a major incident was declared with people trapped in their homes indoors. Elsewhere, some areas in the Midlands, Wales and southern England were hit by a week’s rain in just an hour, as thunderstorms swept across the UK. Roads and railways were closed and some flights from London’s Heathrow Airport were delayed on Tuesday evening due to the bad weather. Dozens of flood warnings and alerts remain in place across England.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 1045 mi…1680 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 14 mph…23 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Narda is located about 0 mi…0 km n of Las Islas Marias Mexico and about 115 mi…190 km s of Mazatlan Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 161 nm south-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 11 knots.

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UK – Cars have been submerged and villages and towns devastated by surging floodwater that followed torrential downpours this weekend. Britain is braced for several days of “persistent” rain and the tail-end of record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo is set to bring gale force winds later in the week. The 600-mile-wide hurricane became the strongest this far east in the Atlantic region overnight bringing winds of up to 160mph.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 1360 mi…2190 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Narda is located about 75 mi…120 km s of Zihuatanejo Mexico and about 100 mi…160 km wsw of Acapulco Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 9 mph…14 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 449 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

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UK – Heavy rain across parts of Wales and England, including Manchester, Cardiff, Lancashire and Leeds, has caused chaos forcing residents to flee their homes and severe travel disruption resulting from mudslides on train tracks.

Turkey – Heavy rains hit northwestern Turkey on Saturday, blocking roads in Artvin province of the Black Sea region, according to local media. Streams overflowed in the Borcka district of Artvin, some villages and neighborhood roads were closed due to landslides. The rains also flooded the lower floors of some buildings.

Niger – U.N. agencies are rushing to provide aid to tens of thousands of people affected by severe flooding in Niger. Floods caused by heavy rains, which began in June, have killed 57 people and affected 211,000.

India – A heavy spell of retreating monsoon rains has flooded wide areas of northern India, killing dozens of people this past week, an official said Saturday. Most of the 59 fatalities were caused by house collapses, lightning and drowning in Uttar Pradesh state. They included at least five people dying of snake bites in flooded areas. The temple city of Varanasi was lashed by 19 centimeters (7 inches) of rain on Thursday and Friday, flooding the bathing areas of the Ganges River used by thousands of Hindu pilgrims. Schools were shut on Saturday as the downpour caused disruptions in the state capital, Lucknow, and several towns, including Amethi and Hardoi.

Storms and Floods

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Erick is located about 1475 mi…2375 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Tropical Storm Flossie is located about 820 mi…1315 km wsw of Manzanillo Mexico and about 780 mi…1260 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

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UK – The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning after half a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours across the country. Forecasters said parts of the North West had seen 50mm of rain in 24 hours, with 52.2mm recorded between 11am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday at Greenfield near Oldham. Flooding and standing water has caused problems for commuters and residents across the affected areas. The wet weather comes after Britain was hit by record-breaking hot temperatures and thunderstorms, with the heatwave causing problems for train and air passengers.

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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

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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

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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.

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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.