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Latest Storm Dumps Yet More Rain on Ireland, UK

Posted by feww on February 17, 2014

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16 Severe Flood Warnings remain in effect, as more intense rain swamps the UK

Dozens of UK counties remain under Severe Flood Warning, Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, as the latest rainstorm  from the Atlantic dumps up to 16mm of rain per hour on parts of the country, as well as Ireland.

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More Rain Moving in from the Atlantic

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IR Satellite image. Infrared Mosaic Color Background – Atlantic Region GOES-East/Meteosat-9/MTSAT. Source: CIMSS

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7th Strong Winter Storm to Hit New England

Posted by feww on February 15, 2014

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Storm intensifying in eastern U.S. headed toward Northeast

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop battering New England and eastern Canadian provinces with strong winds and heavy snow.

Blizzard conditions could pound coastal Massachusetts on Saturday,   NWS has forecast.

Deadly  Storm Exits North America

Meanwhile, the major storm that struck southern and eastern United States through Friday, killing more than 2 dozen people, has moved into the Atlantic, headed toward Ireland and the UK.

The tail end of the storm pushed into eastern Canada and was forecast to dump up to 60cm of snow from Quebec to Newfoundland

The storm, which began late Tuesday, dumped heavy snow from North Carolina to Maine, including more than 27inches on parts of New York state, and prompted States of emergency declarations in 12 states in the south, southeast and northeaster United States.

NOTE: The front is currently being described as a “non-active” system, but shows every sign of being able to reorganize as a super storm as it tracks across the Atlantic.

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Infrared Mosaic Color Background – Atlantic Region GOES-East/ Meteosat-9/MTSAT. Satellite image timed at 10:45UTC on Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 . Source: SSEC-UW-CIMSS

Continued…

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UK Floods Intensify

Posted by feww on February 14, 2014

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22 Severe Flood Warnings issued, as UK rivers continue flooding

There are now 22 Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life”] in effect throughout three UK regions—the Midlands [1,] Southeast [15] and Southwest[6.]

Additionally, 179 Flood Warnings [“Flooding is expected. Immediate action required”] and 288 Flood Alerts [“Flooding is possible. Be prepared”] are in effect throughout the UK, as of posting.

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22  Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life”] and hundreds of Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts are in effect throughout the UK, as of posting. Official records released for last month show UK experienced its wettest January in quarter of a millennium.

Massive Storm Envelopes Ireland and the UK

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IR satellite and radar rain map composite. Satellite data: © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

Severe Flood Warning in the Midlands

In the Midlands River Severn at Alney Island, Gloucester, threatens to overflow, and a Severe Flood Warning has been issued due to the potential flooding of houses and static homes from the overtopping of flood defenses , according to the UK Environment Agency [UKEA.]

15 Severe Flood Warnings issued for the Southeast

Location: Coast at Lymington and Keyhaven including Pitts Deep and Sowley

The wind is Force 10 South westerly. This warning is being issued as a precautionary measure. Forecast tide levels are significant and will be very close to the top of the sea wall which protects most of Lymington and Keyhaven.

River Thames

River Thames is flooding at multiple locations including the Chertsey area and Widespread property flooding and disruption to local infrastructure will continue, said UKEA.

River Thames levels are expected to rise in at least 14 other areas including the Shepperton Green area, Hamm Court,  Laleham and Penton Hook, Staines and Egham, Thorpe Lea, Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, Horton and Kingsmead Quarry, Wraysbury village, Old Windsor, Friday Island, Magna Carta Island and  Datchet village.

Severe Flood Warnings in the Southwest

Six Severe Flood Warnings are in effect in the Southwest as of posting including

  • Chiswell
    • The forecast wind direction are south easterly through to south westerly overnight. The forecast wind strengths are Force 7 increasing to Force 9 overnight Follow the instructions in leaflets now being dropped at all properties at risk. Do not wait for the siren to sound if you intend to relocate from your property
  • South Devon Coast from Start Point to Dawlish Warren
  • South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Lyme Regis
    • The forecast surge height is 0.99m. The forecast wind direction is SSW. The forecast wind strength is Force 8. Times of high tide will vary along the coast. Conditions will usually apply 2-4 hours either side of high tide. Large waves are forecast to build from a southerly direction. Wave heights could be 3 to 5.5m. This is likely to lead to significant spray overtopping and the potential for further damage to sea walls.
  • South Cornwall Coast Flood Warning Area
    • A Severe Flood Warning is in force for Friday evenings tide and a Flood Warning is in force for Saturday morning. Strong winds, tidal surge and large waves may cause flooding at exposed locations. Locations with damage to defences, buildings and structures, will be especially vulnerable. These locations include: Penzance, Newlyn Green, Marazion, Longrock, Porthleven, St Mawes, Pentewan, Looe, Seaton, Kingsand, Cawsand and Plymouth. High tide on Friday is between 16:40 and 18:00. The forecast surge height is over 1m, with Force 9 South South Westerly wind, and waves up to 6m. High tide on Saturday is between 05:00 and 06:00. The forecast surge height is 360mm, with Force 8 South Westerly wind, and waves up to 6m. Conditions in exposed locations will be dangerous …
  • Salt Moor and North Moor including Moorland
    • Water is continuing to spill from Currymoor into Saltmoor and Northmoor via Athelney spillway and the old Lyng railway cutting. This poses a significant ongoing risk to local properties. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 6.01 m and is stable. We are pumping at Northmoor and Saltmoor pumping stations. Additional pumps are now running. The River Tone at Currymoor is currently stable but is expected to rise in response to the forecast rainfall.
  • A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge
    • Water is continuing to spill into Currymoor from the River Tone. Consequently large volumes of water are flowing into Saltmoor and Northmoor via Athelney spillway and the old Lyng railway cutting. Floodwater on the A361 is very deep.

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Ireland and Britain Face Major Disaster Crisis

Posted by feww on February 13, 2014

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Two more violent storms target Ireland and Britain

Britain is facing “almost unparalleled” natural disaster crisis, said the second most senior British military officer. [GCHQ this!]

The worsening disaster in Ireland and Britain has been caused by a barrage of major storms, and continuing.

  • Floodwaters have inundated about 6,000 homes in Britain since December.
  • The Wednesday storm has knocked out power to quarter of all homes in Ireland, where  trails of destruction have wept through  the country.

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IR satellite image. © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

The next major storm brewing in the Atlantic is expected to crash into Britain on Friday.

The storm could dump significant snow on much of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.

  • Sixteen Severe Flood Warnings remain in effect in southern England for Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset; thousands of people have been evacuated.
  • Some 355 additional Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts are in effect throughout the UK.
  • Power and transport networks across the country have been severely hit.
  • Many rivers in southern England have risen to their highest recorded levels.
  • River Thames is forecast  to rise to its highest levels for more than six decades, with Windsor, Maidenhead and Surrey the worst affected, said the UK Environment Agency.
  • The River Severn rose to a new record level of 5.65m in Worcester.
  • More homes will be flooded as rivers in Herefordshire and Worcestershire continue rising, the Agency warned.

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“Red Warning” Issued for UK Hurricane Force Winds

Posted by feww on February 12, 2014

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Massive Storm Battering Ireland and UK with Torrential Rains and Hurricane-Force Winds

UK Met Office has issued a ‘Red Warning’ for hurricane force winds exceeding 160 km/hr, as a massive storm system barrels into Ireland and UK.

This is the first “red warning” issued by the UK Met this winter. It mean “danger to life” with widespread destruction/damage expected.

Wind gusts of up to 180 km/hr have battered the coast of southern Ireland, and gusts of 150 km/hr were recorded in South Wales.

In the counties of Devon and Cornwall, wind gusts of up to 155 km/hr have uprooted scores of trees and brought down power cables.

Meantime, southern England is bracing for more than a month of rain in the next few days.

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IR satellite image and rain. Rainfall in mm/hour. © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

Warnings Issued by UK Met Office at 10:27 on  12 Feb 2014

Valid from – 12 Feb 2014, 13:30
Valid to – 12 Feb 2014, 21:00

During this afternoon a swathe of exceptionally strong winds is expected to affect western parts of Wales and then some northwestern parts of England this evening, particularly in coastal areas. Winds are expected to gust 80 mph widely and possibly reach 100 mph in the most exposed locations in west and northwest Wales.

Winds of this strength can cause widespread structural damage, bringing down trees and also leading to loss of power supplies. In addition, large waves are likely to affect some coasts. The public should take action to alter their travel arrangements during this spell of storm force winds.

Chief Forecaster’s Assessment

A vigorous area of low pressure is expected to move northeastwards across Ireland and southern Scotland this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds are likely to develop along the southern flank of this area of low pressure, especially in coastal locations.

Coastal areas of west Wales and northwest England are likely to bear the brunt as southwesterly (later westerly) winds widely gust to 80 mph and possibly 100 mph in the most exposed locations. The core of strongest winds will then affect parts of the coast of north Wales and northwest England early evening with peak gusts of 85 mph.

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UK Floods Threaten Thousands of Homes

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

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Entire communities threatened by rising floodwaters along River Thames, England

Fourteen Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life] remain in effect along  River Thames in Berkshire and Surrey, SE England, as  floodwaters continue to rise above record levels, threatening thousands of homes. 

Two others Severe Flood Warnings remain in Somerset, southwest England.

The UK Environment Agency has also issued 348 other Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, as of posting, warning that entire communities along River Thames could be severely inundated.

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A map of Westminster and City of London, with Flood Warning areas highlighted. Source and copyright: The UK Environment Agency.

Communities along the Thames, particularly in Berkshire and Surrey, are being warned to expect further severe property flooding from the River Thames today (Monday) and into Tuesday.

We have issued 14 severe flood warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey, as river levels in the area are extremely high and are forecast to continue to rise.

A further two severe flood warnings remain in force at Saltmoor and Northmoor, including Moorland, and for the A361, East Lyng to Burrowbridge, as flooding continues on the Somerset Levels. —UK Environment Agency

Severe Flood Warning: Datchet (and 15 other areas)

River levels on the Thames are very high and still rising in the Datchet area. A Severe Flood Warning remains in force as river levels will continue to rise for the next 24 hours and are forecast to be higher than those experienced in 2003 on the Thames. Property flooding is expected in the area and disruption to local infrastructure is possible.  Issued by The Environment Agency at 11:59 on 10 Feb 2014

Meanwhile, more severe flooding is expected in the coming days, with more significant rainfalls forecast across the south, turning into sleet and snow in the north.

Significant Events

  • Britain is bracing for the tenth successive week of torrential rains and destructive high winds starting Monday night, forecasters said.
  • The country’s wettest winter on record (since 1776) is about to get worse as the “conveyor-belt” of Atlantic storms churns out more extreme events targeting the flood-ravaged southwest, and threatening to dump at least 15cm or rain through Friday.
  • Britain is bracing for the tenth successive week of torrential rains and destructive high winds starting Monday night, forecasters said.
  • More than 5,000 homes have already been flooded in southern UK, with some remaining submerged under floodwater for up to six weeks.
  • The Thames Barrier closed on Monday to protect east London from storm surges.
  • Rail links to much of the southwest remained cut off because giant waves swept entire sections of tracks  into the sea last week.
  • Large sections of Worcester [WUUS-tər] city center could be closed indefinitely due to severe flooding, the city officials have warned.
  • Some 29 Flood Warnings remain in effect across the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
  • Police have recovered a body believed to be that of a kayaker who went missing on the River Usk on Sunday.
  • The town of Chertsey in Surrey, and Thameside village of Datchet  in Berkshire are flooded.

Meanwhile, forecasters warned of another “major storm,” a deep low-pressure system forming in the Atlantic, barreling toward the U.K. at the weekend.

sig storm system 10feb14 -1645utcSignificant storm system striking Ireland on its way to mainland UK. Visible satellite image issued at 16:45UTC.  © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

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Tropical Depression ZORAIDA Striking Mindanao, Philippines

Posted by feww on November 11, 2013

ZORAIDA is packing sustained winds of about 55 km/hr

At 6:00 p.m. local time (UTC +8 hours) on November 11, 2013, Tropical Depression ZORAIDA was positioned near 5.8°N, 131.2°E, about 612 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur, moving WNW at 30 km/hr, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). 

Forecast: The regions of Davao, Caraga and Northern Mindanao will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Palawan, Visayas and the rest of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast to north over the rest of Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be with moderate to rough.

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Tropical Depression ZORAIDA. IR/Water Vapor Difference [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] satellite image also showing remnants of super typhoon HAIYAN dissipating over southern China, Japan and beyond (recorded at 13:30UTC on November 11, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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Tropical Depression ZORAIDA. INFRARED [FIRE-EARTH Enhancement] satellite image also showing remnants of super typhoon HAIYAN dissipating over southern China, Japan and beyond (recorded at 13:30UTC on November 11, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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