(USA) Weather Report: A powerful winter storm with more than 100 million Americans in its path is expected to slam large swaths of the South and Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and into Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: The mountainous Appalachians will likely see the worst of the storm, with snow totals of up to 18 inches, but the impact could be widespread and severe as far south as Atlanta, where snow is rare and roads are notoriously difficult to clear.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to MailOnline News Report: Snow is also expected in parts of North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia from the powerful weather system barreling in from Canada known as a ‘Saskatchewan screamer.’

‘A strong developing storm over the Lower Mississippi Valley will move eastward to the Southeast by Sunday morning then head northeastward to the northern Mid-Atlantic by Monday,’ the National Weather Service said in a flash bulletin.

‘The combination of snow and ice may cause hazardous driving conditions on roads,’ the agency warned.

A powerful winter storm with more than 100 million Americans in its path is expected to slam large swathes of the South and Mid-Atlantic over Sunday into Monday
A jack-knifed semi sits stranded on shoulder of Interstate 80 near Mitchellville, Iowa, on Saturday, after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow across central Iowa. The storm is expected to wallop the South and mid-Atlantic
Des Moines residents shovel snow out of their driveways after the winter storm struck in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday

‘The storm will move swiftly northeastward with the heaviest snow lasting only about six hours and most of the snowfall spanning about 12 hours,’ said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bill Deger. 

However, he noted that the intense rate of snowfall will make up for its short duration. 

In Virginia, where a blizzard left thousands of motorists trapped on clogged highways earlier this month, outgoing Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and urged people to take the approaching storm seriously. 

In North Carolina, some store shelves were stripped bare of essentials including bread and milk.

By Friday, the fast-moving storm had already dropped heavy snow across a large swath of the Midwest, where travel conditions deteriorated and scores of schools closed or moved to online instruction. 

Iowa was hit the hardest. Brad Small, a National Weather Service meteorologist said the airport in Des Moines saw more than 14 inches of snow and a big swath of the central and southern Iowa recorded between 9 inches and a foot of snow.

In perhaps a preview of the kind of problems east, the Iowa State Patrol had reported that 207 motorists were assisted and 78 crashes had occurred in the four hours between 5pm and 9pm Friday, according to the Des Moines Register.

Governor warns North Carolina to brace for ‘dangerous’ storm

An Iowa state patrol vehicle was struck by a semi on Friday while he was assisting with another crash. The lieutenant involved suffered only minor injuries and was assessed at a local hosptial, the agency said
The storm system will follow a jet stream south and then loop back up to hit the mid-Atlantic, forecasters say
A map shows the predicted arrival times of snowfall in various states on Sunday and Monday
Some areas will see mostly snow (blue) while others will see a wintery mix of snow, ice and rain (magenta)

And in Chicago, where a mayor once lost a bid for re-election because, in part, of the city´s failure to adequately respond to a massive blizzard when he was in office, the streets and sanitation department was on Saturday morning equipping more than 200 trucks with snow plow blades to keep the streets passable during and after the expected storm.

Parts of Tennessee could get as much as 6 inches of snow, forecasters said, and northern Mississippi and the Tennessee Valley region of Alabama could receive light snow accumulations. With lows predicted in the 20s across a wide area, any precipitation could freeze, making driving difficult if not hazardous.

Travis Wagler said he hadn’t seen such a run on supplies at his Abbeville, South Carolina, hardware store in at least two winters.

‘We´re selling everything you might expect: sleds, but also salt, shovels and firewood,’ Wagler said from Abbeville Hardware on Friday. That region faced predictions of a quarter-inch of ice or more on trees and power lines, which could lead to days without electricity.

A winter storm watch extended from just north of metro Atlanta to Arkansas in the west and Pennsylvania in the north, covering parts of 10 states including Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. 

Travel problems could extend into metro Atlanta, where about 2 inches of snow brought traffic to a slip-sliding halt in 2014, an event still known as ‘Snowmaggedon.’

A mixture of ice and up to an inch of snow is expected in Atlanta, according to an advisory issued Saturday by the National Weather Service.

A semi truck is seen involved in a crash in Iowa on Friday, where conditions could presage major disruptions in the South
Joe Davenport of Des Moines throws his disc during a snowy game of disc golf at Grandview Park in Des Moines on Saturday. More than a foot of snow was dumped on parts of central Iowa during an overnight snow storm
A Des Moines resident shovels downtown sidewalks after Winter Storm Izzy in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday

At Dawsonville Hardware about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Atlanta, owner Dwight Gilleland said he was already out of heaters by noon Friday and only had five bags of salt and sand left.

‘I think the pandemic has made people more anxious than normal,’ he said.

Nearly 1,000 flights within the U.S. have already been cancelled for Sunday in anticipation of snow and ice in the South, according to the flight tracking site flightaware.com, which tracks flight cancellations worldwide. A major U.S. airport hub for American Airlines – Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina – leads the list of cancellations for Sunday at U.S. airports.

Possible power outages and travel problems could be exacerbated by any coating of ice – and winds gusting to 35 mph (55 kph), the National Weather Service said.

‘Hopefully, the storm will underdeliver, but it could overdeliver. We just don´t know,’ said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as he announced storm preparations. He was taking no chances as he declared a state of emergency and crews began treating major roads and highways in north Georgia.

Des Moines residents remove snow after a winter storm in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday
After a major storm a Des Moines resident removes snow in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday

Governor Henry McMaster in neighboring South Carolina also issued an emergency order, saying the state would likely start feeling the effects of the major winter storm Sunday morning.

‘There is a potential for very dangerous conditions caused by accumulations of ice and snow, which will likely result in power outages across the state,’ he said.

The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, had to borrow workers from other departments to help treat roads ahead of the storm because COVID-19 had caused a shortage of workers, spokesman Randy Britton said. Even volunteers pitched in to help as the city stepped up its normal schedule of preparing for winter weather, he said.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an emergency order and the administration urged people to stay at home once the storm hits. The state highway agency warned that labor shortages meant crews might not respond to problems areas as quickly as normal.

The storm, after its expected weekend dip into the Southeast, was then expected to head into the Northeast while dropping snow, sleet and rain around the densely populated Eastern Seaboard.

Many schools and businesses will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, which could help reduce travel problems along with temperatures that are supposed to rise into the 40s.

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(BRAZIL) Landslides & Flooding Report: Caused by torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in south-eastern officials say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: The victims died between Sunday and Tuesday in Minas Gerais state, where rivers have overflowed, leaving towns partially submerged.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to BBC World News Report: Brazil rains as Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods

People wade through the water as they remove belongings from their homes in the flooded Brazilian municipality of Juatuba
Getty Images: Thousands of residents have had to leave their homes across the state

More than 28,000 people have had to leave their homes.

Authorities are monitoring dams that could burst, as more downpours could affect the hardest-hit areas. 

Five people from the same family, two of them children, were found buried on a hillside near the state capital, Belo Horizonte. In the city of São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo, an 11-year-old girl was killed when a wall collapsed on her bedroom as she was sleeping.

Two other deaths were reported in the city of Caratinga, including a 41-year-old man who was killed when his car fell into a river while he tried to cross a bridge. In Perdigão, two women, 55 and 79, died when the car they were in was dragged away by floods.

In the town of Juatuba, the Paraopeba river burst its banks, leaving entire neighbourhoods flooded. “We lost everything. My wife and children left the house in a boat,” Daniel Valeriano de Oliveira told AFP news agency.

Entire neighbourhoods in Juatuba were partially submerged

Parts of the town of Juatuba were partially submerged after a river broke its banks

Houses were also flooded in the town of Raposos

Brazil’s mining agency said 36 mining dams were in a state of emergency in the state. On Saturday, a dam at an iron ore mine in Nova Lima overflowed, disrupting traffic on a major highway for two days.

In the city of Pará de Minas, authorities were monitoring the Carioca hydroelectric dam amid concerns it could burst.

Authorities were monitoring the Carioca dam in the city of Pará de Minas

The civil defence authority said 341 out of the state’s 853 municipalities had declared a state of emergency because of the severe weather. 

Meteorologists say the excessive rain was a result of a summer phenomenon – the South Atlantic Convergence Zone (SACZ) – that causes heavy rainfall. Belo Horizonte saw 241.7mm (9.5 inches) of rain in 72 hours, when the average for the entire month of January is 329mm.

The bad weather is also a result of La Niña, a climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide.

Experts also say climate change is contributing to extreme weather events across the world.

In the last two months, heavy rains have affected other areas of Brazil, leaving dozens dead and thousands displaced, with the north-eastern state of Bahia one of the hardest hit. 

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(MALAYSIA) LATEST: Seven states have been hit by floods on Sunday and thousands of people were evacuated, taking the total affected by heavy rain in the last two weeks to over 125,000, the National Disaster Management Agency has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceWeatherDesk Flooding continues across Malaysia, thousands more evacuated with 50 reported dead according to Reuters Wire News Report:

Aerial view shows vehicles and buildings inundated by floods.
Unusually heavy rainfall during the monsoon season has displaced thousands and strained emergency services.(Reuters: Ebrahim Harris)

The agency said in a statement that Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah were still affected by floods, and 8,727 people were taking shelter at 128 relief centres.

A total of 125,490 people have been affected by the floods nationwide, of which 117,700 evacuees have returned home, the agency said.

Floods are common on the eastern coast of Malaysia during the annual monsoon season between October and March, but unusually heavy rainfall that started on December 17 displaced thousands and strained emergency services.

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Videos posted on social media showed overflowing rivers, landslides, and cars submerged on abandoned streets.

Fifty people have died in the floods, and two remain missing, according to a police tweet citing Inspector-General Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

Following the meteorological department’s warning of continuous heavy rains, the National Disaster Control Centre has issued a disaster operation preparedness notice.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage also issued a warning of high tides between January 2-5 and cautioned residents on the west coast in Peninsula Malaysia, the statement said.

Malaysia said it will provide 1.4 billion ringgit ($463 million) in cash aid and other forms of relief for those hit by severe flooding this month.

It is also seeking $US3 million from the UN Green Climate Fund to develop a national plan to adapt to climate change.

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(LONDON) @UKHSA Statement Report: Extension of cold weather ALERT to the whole of England #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.05: With cold weather becoming established across all regions of England this week, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

#AceWeatherDesk says here’s latest Cold weather alert issued by @UKHSA Regular updates on cold weather and how to stay well during low temperatures according to

UKHSA extends cold weather alert to the whole of England

The Met Office is warning that each of the nine regions of England will experience cold weather from midnight on Tuesday 4 January to midday on Thursday 6 January.

Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

It’s important to check on those who are more vulnerable to cold weather, including older neighbours or relatives – especially those living alone or those who have serious illness.

Remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to keep up to date with the forecast.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said:

A cold northerly flow will be bringing a drop in temperature to most of the UK for the next few days, particularly when compared with the recent mild weather. Wednesday night will see a sharp frost across most of the UK, with temperatures dropping below freezing across much of the country.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and coronavirus (COVID-19) and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

Previous updates were published by Public Health England.

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3 January 2021

UKHSA issues cold weather alert for northern regions

With a risk of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow across parts of the country, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England and Yorkshire and Humber regions will experience cold weather from midnight on Tuesday 4 January to midday on Thursday 6 January.

Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

It’s important to check on those who are more vulnerable to cold weather, including older neighbours or relatives – especially those living alone or those who have serious illness.

Remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to keep up to date with the forecast.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said:

Following an exceptionally mild spell, temperatures are set to drop for many in the north of England from late on Monday and into Tuesday. This drop in temperatures will spread further south later on Tuesday.

This change is being brought on by a cold northerly flow, which brings with it the risk of some wintry showers in places in northern England, especially over high ground. Minimum temperatures over the next few days are expected to drop below freezing, heightening the risk of some ice formation.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

Previous updates were published by Public Health England.

24 December 2021

UKHSA issues cold weather alert

With cold weather forecast across parts of the country over the coming days, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, and East Midlands regions will experience cold weather from midday on Saturday 25 December until midday on Tuesday 28 December.

Agostinho Sousa, a consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

It’s important to check on those who are more vulnerable to cold weather, including older neighbours or relatives – especially those living alone or those who have serious illness.

Remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit. It’s also helpful to check they have enough food and drinks and any medicines they need.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said:

A cold air mass across the north of the UK will mean temperatures could fall as low as -2 in areas of north and east England.

As a weather front moves up from the south west we could see snow falling on its leading edge as it meets this cold air, bringing snow and ice risks particularly to higher ground in the north of England. This will be coupled with some gusty winds which means it will feel even colder for many.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office websiteor app.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep.

Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

20 December 2021

Cold weather alert extended to cover 6 regions of England.

With cold weather becoming established across several regions of the country through the first part of the week, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to look out for those most at risk.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England regions will likely experience cold weather from today until midday Thursday 23 December.

Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

Cold weather can have a serious impact, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

It’s really important to keep checking on older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or those who have serious illness. Remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit. It’s also helpful to check they have enough food and drinks and any medicines they need.

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Dan Suri, said:

Cold and mostly dry conditions with overnight frosts will persist through the early part of this week with high pressure nearby. Milder but more unsettled conditions will then spread across England and Wales during the mid-week period, potentially preceded by some hill snow over northern England.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office websiteor app.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

17 December 2021

UKHSA issues cold weather alert for northern regions

With cold weather forecast across parts of the country over the coming days, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England and Yorkshire and the Humber regions will experience cold weather from 9am on Sunday 19 December to 12pm on Friday 24 December.

Agostinho Sousa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

It is important to try to heat your home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit, particularly if you have reduced mobility, are 65 and over, or have a health condition.

Please check on those who are more vulnerable to cold weather such as elderly or frail friends and family, especially if they live alone or with a serious illness. This can make all the difference.

Met Office Expert Operational Meteorologist Dan Rudman said:

As we head into next week, we will see a fall in temperatures as colder, clearer air moves across much of the UK. Northern areas will feel the cold most keenly, with maximum temperatures likely to sit in the single figures.

Towards the middle and end of the week, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office websiteor app.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

Previous updates were published by Public Health England.

30 November 2021

UKHSA issues cold weather alert for North, East and Midlands

With cold weather forecast across parts of the country over the coming days, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands and East Midlands regions will experience cold weather from 9am on Wednesday 1 December to midnight on Friday 3 December.

Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

As we experience low temperatures this winter it’s important to remember to check on those who are more vulnerable to cold weather. A call or socially distanced doorstep visit to look out for old or frail friends and family, especially if they live alone or with a serious illness, can make all the difference.

Remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to wear shoes with a good grip if they need to go outside.

Met Office Expert Operational Meteorologist Helen Caughey said:

Temperatures are set to drop once again for much of the UK in the coming days, with cooler air being brought down from the north accompanied by some gusty winds.

With winds forecast to be in excess of 40mph in some areas it will feel much colder than temperatures indicate, especially in exposed coastal locations. There is also a chance of some snow, predominantly over high ground, but which may reach lower levels at times, mainly as sleet.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office websiteor app.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

Previous updates were published by Public Health England.

26 November 2021

With a risk of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow across parts of the country, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging people to stay warm and look out for those most at risk from the effects of cold weather.

The Met Office is warning that the North East of England, North West of England, South East of England, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands and East Midlands regions will experience cold weather from 6pm on Friday 26 November to 3pm on Monday 29 November.

Agostinho Sousa, a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said:

Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

It’s really important to keep checking on older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or those who have serious illness.

Make a call, or a socially-distanced doorstep visit if they live close by, to remind them to heat their home to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to keep up to date with the forecast. It’s also helpful to check they have enough food and drinks and any medicines they need.

Will Lang, Head of Civil Contingencies at the Met Office, said:

The UK will see temperatures drop to below average in the coming days, as cold air is drawn in from the north. This is coupled with the strong winds associated with Storm Arwen, which means it will feel especially cold in the wind.

Areas in the north will see temperatures below freezing overnight, with daytime maximum temperatures only getting into the low single figures. It’s important to note that strong wind speeds, in excess of 65mph in exposed locations, will exacerbate the cold temperatures we’ll be seeing over the weekend.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office websiteor app.

UKHSA has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and Keep Warm Keep Well guidance.

For people struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Adviceprovides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that are available to help keep you warm this winter.

If people can’t heat all the rooms they use, it’s important to heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep. Wearing a few thin layers is better at trapping heat than wearing one thick layer. Having plenty of hot food and drinks is also effective for keeping warm.

Previous updates were published by Public Health England.

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(ENGLAND) NYD Weather Report: People frolicked in the warm seas as temperatures soared today making it the hottest on record: The baking sunshine saw highs of 16C before midday – smashing the previous record of 15.6C which was recorded in 1916 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.01: Roasting temperatures hit highs of 16.5C in Bala, Gwynedd, north Wales overnight, according to the Met Office.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to SUN/BBC UK Weather News Report: Hottest New Year’s Day EVER as record 16.5C reached before 9am – but 75mph gales to smash Britain today by Emma James Sun News

Happy Brits frolicked in the warm sea after the temperature spike
Happy Brits frolicked in the warm sea after the temperature spikeCredit: PA
Families enjoyed their New Year's Day walks on the record breaking day
Families enjoyed their New Year’s Day walks on the record breaking dayCredit: w8media

Yesterday was the mildest New Year’s Eve on record with 15.8C being reached at Merryfield in Somerset, and Nantwich, Cheshire.

It beat the previous record of 14.8C, which was reached in Colwyn Bay in 2011, and it was warm throughout the country.

A spokesman said: “This makes New Year’s Eve 2021 provisionally the warmest on record.

“Despite this value occurring overnight, we use the 0900-0900 time period for historical records.”

Ice rinks across the country were forced to close for a second day in a row after the sweltering temperatures melted the ice.

Somerset House was forced to close on December 30th, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Hampton Court Palace in South West London, Queen’s House in Greenwich and Coventry Cathedral were also all forced to close again.

But the famous Natural History Museum rink managed to stay open throughout the warm weather.

Some parts of the country were hit with flash flooding after the River Delph, Norfolk, burst its banks amid rising river levels.

There are currently 19 flood alerts still in place around the country, but most will enjoy sunniest spells before being battered by 75mph winds.

Severe gales caused travel chaos as a yellow wind warning was put in place for parts of Scotland as the powerful gusts raged on for hours.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the average temperature in December and the beginning of January is usually around 7C or 8C, with the warmer weather due to a south-westerly wind making its way across the country.

The higher temperatures are usually localised, but “plenty of places” have seen highs of 15C over December.

However, he added that January could see a drop in temperatures because of an Arctic chill sweeping through from next week.

A happy pooch frolicked in the water to cool off
A happy pooch frolicked in the water to cool offCredit: Rex
Severe flooding hit parts of Norfolk after a river burst its banks
Severe flooding hit parts of Norfolk after a river burst its banksCredit: Geoff Robinson

UK Weather – Brits enjoy warmest New Year’s Eve EVER but flash floods hit swathes of country

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.01: 2022:

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(MALAYSIA) LATEST: Thousands of people have been displaced by flash floods following non-stop rainfall since Friday morning, officials said on Saturday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.20: In Selangor, the country’s wealthiest state surrounding capital Kuala Lumpur, more than 3,000 people were evacuated to temporary relief shelters, the state’s chief minister Amirudin Shari said in a statement.

#AceWeatherDesk says that at least eight of the country’s 16 states and federal territories saw water levels rising to dangerous levels, according to a government website tracking flood developments according to Reuters Rozanna Latiff and Nur-azna Sanusi Dec.18, 20213:47 PM GMT:

Rainfall in the state had been more than double the previously highest recorded level, and flood levels had reached 4.5 metres in affected areas, Amirudin said, without saying when the previous record had been set.

He said 46 relief centres were in operation and victims would undergo free and regular COVID-19 screening.

The state fire department found 3,786 flood victims in Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts by the afternoon, its chief Norazam Khamis told Reuters.

Ashraf Noor Azam, a 26-year-old resident from the district of Shah Alam, said he had not expected the situation to be so serious and had been forced to leave his car on the side of a highway.

“After four hours stranded without help, and the flood isn’t getting better, we decided to walk in the flood,” he said in a tweet with a video showing three people walking from a toll booth.

The meteorological department warned that heavy rain in Selangor and several states would continue until Sunday.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff and Nur-Azna Sanusi; Writing by Liz Lee; Editing by David Holmes

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(PHILIPPINES) LATEST: At least 12 people have died in the strongest TYPHOON to hit this year, the disaster agency said on Friday, after the storm swept across the archipelago uprooting trees, toppling power poles and flooding villages #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – Dec.18: Rai was a super typhoon when it slammed into Siargao Island on Thursday, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometres per hour: On Friday, wind speeds eased to 150 kph, the state weather forecaster said…..

#AceWeatherDesk says according to an UPDATE at least 12 people dead and moe than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts as Typhoon Rai pummelled the southern and central regions of the country, knocking out communications in some areas and tearing roofs off buildings.

Power lines down on the road after the typhoon hit
More than 300,000 people sought emergency shelter as the typhoon charged across the Pacific Ocean, with about 18,000 yet to return home.(AP: Jay Labra)
People search through the debris after the typhoon.
The Red Cross says it is clear there is widespread devastation across affected areas.(AP: Jay Labra)

“Siargao island is heavily damaged,” Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the national disaster agency told a briefing.

Mr Jalad said 12 people have been reported killed during the storm, which lashed the popular tourist destination of Palawan island after ravaging the Visayas and the southern island of Mindanao.

“We are seeing people walking in the streets, many of them shell-shocked,” ABS-CBN correspondent Dennis Datu reported from the hard-hit city of Surigao, which is on the northern tip of Mindanao and near Siargao.

“All buildings sustained heavy damage, including the provincial disaster office. It looks like it’s been hit by a bomb.”

Mr Datu said the main roads leading into the coastal city had been cut off by landslides, fallen trees and toppled power poles.

More than 300,000 people had sought emergency shelter as the typhoon charged across the Pacific Ocean and smashed into the country, the agency said. About 18,000 had yet to return home.

“The full picture is only just starting to emerge, but it is clear there is widespread devastation,” said Alberto Bocanegra, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Philippines.

Communications were still down in Siargao, which took the brunt of the storm, and Mr Bocanegra said the organisation had “grave fears” for people there.

Philippine coastguard shared photos on Twitter of damaged roofs and uprooted trees on the island that is popular with surfers and holiday-makers, while aerial footage showed swaths of rice fields under water.

Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas told ABS-CBN that Rai ravaged the city of around 170,000 people for several hours, causing “severe” damage.

“The wind was very strong,” Matugas said.

“Everything sustained damage — roofs blown off, access roads blocked by landslides.”

Officials from the national disaster agency said earlier that initial reports suggested the overall damage was “not that massive” and they were not expecting “many casualties”.

“The damage was not as big as compared to previous typhoons of the same strength,” Casiano Monilla, the deputy administrator for operations, told a briefing.

Scores of flights were cancelled across the country and dozens of ports temporarily closed as the weather bureau warned several-metres-high storm surges could cause “life-threatening flooding” in low-lying coastal areas.

“The devastation is hard to explain,” said Joel Darunday, 37, a tour operator in the central island province of Bohol, who was hunkered down at home with his family when the storm ripped off their roof.

“It was very strong. The last time I experienced something like this was back in the 1980s.”

A resident carries bicycle over the toppled electrical post and tree caused by Typhoon Rai in Cebu city.
People have begun clearing fallen trees, branches and debris from roads as clean-up efforts and relief operations got under way in areas hit by Rai.(AP: Jay Labra)

Clean-up begins

People began clearing fallen trees, branches and debris from roads as clean-up efforts and relief operations got under way in areas hit by Rai.

Verified photos taken in Lapu-Lapu city in Cebu province showed roadside buildings flattened by the storm, while sheets of corrugated iron roofing littered streets.

Some wooden houses in the coastal town of Dulag in Leyte province were destroyed, while uprooted coconut trees lay on the beach.

“We were afraid,” said Ced Golingay, 31, a hotel receptionist in the central city of Iloilo who lives with her parents.

“Even in my sleep, I could feel the wind lashing the house.”

Rai, locally named Odette, is hitting the Philippines late in the typhoon season — most cyclones typically develop between July and October.

Scientists have long warned that typhoons are becoming more powerful and strengthening more rapidly as the world becomes warmer because of human-driven climate change.

Rai moved across the Visayas region to Palawan on Friday and was expected to emerge on Saturday over the South China Sea, heading towards Vietnam.

The Philippines — ranked as one of the world’s most-vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change — is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons every year, which typically wipe out harvests, homes and infrastructure in already impoverished areas.

AFP

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.18: 2021:

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(ENGLAND) #StormBarra Report: Strong winds, heavy rain and snow have hit parts of the UK, as it swept across the country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: Most of the UK was covered by severe yellow weather warnings on Tuesday – with only the far north of Scotland escaping the worst weather.

#AceWeatherDesk says #StormBarra Weather warnings for most of UK as gales and snow in parts of country with others being hit with rain …..

Gales and blizzards have been reported, with wind gusts reaching 86mph at Aberdaron in Gwynedd.

About 3,200 homes in north-east Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have lost power.

But Storm Barra is not expected to be as bad as its predecessor, Arwen, which hit the UK 11 days ago and left thousands of homes without electricity.

About 360 homes are still without power in the North East of England, an area in the path of the new storm.

Flood warnings have been issued in 28 places across the UK for Wednesday, including in Sunderland, Bournemouth, Aberystwyth and Orkney.

Storm Barra brings strong winds, heavy rain and snow to NI

The Met Office weather warnings included a yellow warning for wind covering all of England and Wales, as well as south-west and east Scotland, which ended at midnight.

A yellow warning of heavy snow for inland areas of Scotland also until midnight that also lasted until midnight.

A yellow warning for wind for parts of south and south-west England, as well as the east coast and south of Wales is still in place – lasting until 18:00 GMT on Wednesday.

As Storm Barra swept in from the Atlantic earlier on Tuesday, strong winds with gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in the Republic of Ireland. Schools closed across 12 counties in Ireland and 49,000 homes and businesses were without power.

Sleet and snow fall outside Graeme Pharmacy in Biggar, South Lanarkshire as Storm Barra hits the UK and Ireland with disruptive winds, heavy rain and snow on Tuesday.
PA Media/Liam McBurney – Sleet and snow fall outside a pharmacy in Biggar, South Lanarkshire

An overturned trampoline at a house in Clon Elagh as Storm Barra moved in from the Atlantic

Flood water affected roads and properties in Langstone, Hampshire

And in Northern Ireland, about 5,500 homes lost power due to damage to the network – with 1,500 still in the dark as of Tuesday evening.

A further 270 homes are still without power across Wales, and ferries and trains have been cancelled.

The storm left 1,700 homes without power in parts of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and also caused school closures and delays across the transport network.

A Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks spokesman said: “We are re-routing the network to restore customer supplies quickly where possible, and all faults will be worked on this evening and into the night.”

Snow has already fallen in northern England and southern Scotland.

High winds damaged the roof of a school in Stranraer, while a fallen tree blocked the A702 road in South Lanarkshire. Four schools also shut in Dumfries and Galloway.

The storm is set to continue eastwards, with travel disruption, power outages and large waves in coastal areas possible, the Met Office said.

BBC Weather said snow could be an issue across the north of the Pennines and across parts of Scotland, with up to 20cm of snow possible in the Grampians and between 2cm (1in) and 10cm (4in) elsewhere.

“It will be cold and windy across the UK, the main thing is the winds and snow and rain,” forecaster Matt Taylor said. “The only area that escapes the worst of it is northern Scotland.”

Asked whether it was acceptable for people to be without power for as long as they had been, he replied: “No I don’t think it is. Too many people have spent too long without power.””I think that we need to learn the lessons for the future and make sure that we have better resilience against storms of this kind. It’s likely to happen again, we’ve got to make sure we protect people against it,” he said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.09: 2021:

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(ENGLAND) WEATHER ALERT: #StormBarra Severe weather warnings have been issued ahead of the arrival on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.06: A Met Office warning has been issued for Northern Ireland from 09:00 GMT Tuesday until midnight the same day: The Atlantic system will bring very strong winds and heavy rain:

#AceWeatherDesk says that #StormBarra Weather Report: Severe weather warnings for wind and rain issued in preparation for Tuesday BY BBC News NI Weather Presenter

Rathlin light house during Storm Arwen
The strongest gusts will affect exposed and coastal areas in NI

The strongest gusts will affect exposed and coastal areas in the region, with potentially damaging and disruptive winds up to 80km/h (50mph) expected widely.

Gusts around the coast could reach speeds up to 115km/h (70 mph).

Those winds could lead to large waves and possible flooding. 

Disruption to travel is also likely. 

Storm Barra: Severe weather warnings issued across Northern Ireland

Warnings have also been issued across the Republic of Ireland. 

Irish weather service Met Éireann is forecasting the strongest winds to the west coast. 

A status orange warning – the second-highest level – has been issued for five counties. 

They are Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Galway. 

A yellow warning has been issued for all other counties. 

It is also warning of a significant possibility of coastal flooding along the south and west coast. 

Storm Barra is the second named storm this season following Storm Arwen.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Dec.06: 2021:

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(ENGLAND) JUST IN: WEATHER WARNING: Blistering winds and five days of snow are set to send temperatures plunging across Britain this week – as thousands of vulnerable people are still without power following deadly Storm Arwen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.04: The latest weather data is predicting five consecutive days of snow set to start Saturday with much of it falling over higher ground in the north of the country.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to a local news report Britain braces for FIVE days of snow with brutally cold overnight wind-chill: Areas set to be most affected include eastern England, the North Yorkshire Moors and Lincolnshire while strong winds and widespread rain are also predicted for the North West.

One forecast predicts a harsh overnight windchill could plunge some areas as low as -11C (12F) into the week as conditions become much more bitter.

The barrage of winter weather was also expected in the south, with parts of West London and Hereford plunging to -2C temperature overnight on Friday. 

There are huge concerns for the thousands of people in northern England and Scotland who are still living without power eight days after Storm Arwen caused massive network damage to parts of the UK.

The latest national figures from industry body Energy Networks Association (ENA) showed about 9,200 homes were without power on Friday evening.

Residents are now bracing for almost freezing temperatures, with parts of northern England and Scotland expected to see lows of 1C (34F) along with sleet and rain over the next 24 hours. 

Britain is bracing for blistering weather conditions including five days of snow and an overnight windchill that could push temperatures as low as -11C - as thousands of vulnerable people are still without power following deadly Storm Arwen. Pictured: Huge waves at Blackpool North shore
There are huge concerns for the thousands of people in northern England and Scotland who are still living without power eight days. Pictured: A welfare check is carried out on a resident of Weatherhill, County Durham on Friday - after the storm caused 'catastrophic damage' to the electricity network
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) released photographs of Royal Marines of 45 Command visiting remote communities and vulnerable households in the Banchory area of Aberdeenshire following the power outages
The latest weather data is predicting five consecutive days of snow set to start today, with much of it falling over higher ground in the north of the country. Areas set to be most affected include eastern England, the North Yorkshire Moors and Lincolnshire while strong winds and widespread rain are also predicted for the North West
Clear skies and strong winds in some areas today are set to push temperatures below freezing, while overnight chills could sending areas on higher ground plummeting as low as -11C (12F)

OFGEM Chief acknowledges ‘distress’ of those still without power

The harsh conditions even hit villages surrounding The Queen’s Balmoral Castle estate, with the skeleton staff at her Highlands home being battered by 90mph winds and blizzards, The Sun reported.

Met Office meteorologist Steve Keats said: ‘A couple of points to watch for will be winds, which under normal circumstances wouldn’t be an issue but if you’re trying to repair downed power lines it’s more sensitive.

‘Saturday is expected to be cold. There will be quite a mild windshield coming down from the northwest, so it’s going to feel not much above freezing for quite a lot of places.’ 

The long delays have prompted energy regulator Ofgem to warn it will take enforcement action against network companies which failed to restore power to customers quickly enough following the storm.

Ofgem announced on Friday it was launching a review of the companies’ response to the storm which left thousands of homes without electricity.

It has also agreed with firms to lift the £700 cap on compensation which could be given to customers.

The change will allow those affected to claim £70 for each 12-hour period they are left without power, after an initial £70 for the first 48 hours. 

Chief executive Jonathan Brearley told the BBC Radio 4 programme: ‘We are deeply concerned about customers who for over a week have been without power.

‘We want to establish the facts and make sure we understand what has happened, whether the network companies have met their obligations. If they haven’t, we will take enforcement action.

The Met Office said the weather is predicted to be cold, windy and showery with some hilly areas experiencing snow on Saturday. Pictured: The Sunrises over Whitby, north-east England
Sunday will continue to be cold with some showers in the east of England while the west is predicted to have dry weather and some sunshine. Pictured: Whitby Abbey casts a shadow
Pictured: A tractor tries to help a bus driver after the vehicle came off the road in icy conditions near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Residents react to power outages as a result of Storm Arwen chaos

The harsh conditions even hit villages surrounding The Queen's Balmoral Castle estate, with the skeleton staff at her Highlands home being battered by 90mph winds and blizzards. Pictured: Balmoral in December 2019

‘We have clear expectations of how fast they should get people back on the system.

‘We do recognise the challenging circumstances those companies are in. But what we expect from the network companies is to be relentless in connecting people, but also to be putting support in place.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: ‘My thoughts are with all those who are still affected by the terrible damage from Storm Arwen.

‘I want to thank the emergency responders and engineers who have been working tirelessly this week to try and restore power.

‘I also want to thank our brilliant Armed Forces who have been deployed rapidly to support those communities which are worst affected.’

The Ministry of Defence said 297 personnel from the British Army and Royal Marines are supporting civil authorities in areas impacted by Storm Arwen and are conducting door-to-door checks on vulnerable people in their homes and providing reassurance to local communities.

Eighty soldiers of 4 Royal Artillery based at Alan Brook Barracks in Topcliffe have deployed to Northumberland on Saturday to check on vulnerable people and identify where additional support is required, a statement said.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: ‘Our dedicated Armed Forces personnel are working side by side with civil authorities to provide essential support to communities impacted by Storm Arwen.Met Office forecast more wind but not as strong as Storm Arwen

‘The ability to deploy quickly to wherever in the UK assistance is requested makes us all safer and ensures we are able to look protect the most vulnerable in our society.’

The head of the energy market regulator has agreed with electricity companies to lift the cap on compensation for customers whose power was not restored quickly enough following Storm Arwen.

Ofgem announced on Friday it was launching a review of the companies’ response to the storm which left thousands of homes without electricity.

The agreement between the regulator and companies means customers could receive more than the cap of £700 if firms are found to have fallen short of their obligations.

Ofgem chief executive Jonathan Brearley told BBC Breakfast: ‘One thing we’ve done already is we’ve said to network companies, and they’ve agreed, they’ve lifted the cap on the compensation they will give customers and they’ll make sure that those customers do get some compensation for everything they’ve been through.’

He added: ‘What we want to do, simply, is establish the facts, make sure quickly that lessons are learned and, of course, if obligations haven’t been met, then we will pursue enforcement action.’

Supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said 950 properties were without power as of 10pm on Friday.

Northern Powergrid announced 5,100 customers, of 240,000 who lost power, are yet to be connected.

Western Power Distribution still had 254 without power while Electricity North West, which provides energy for an area between the Scottish border and Stockport, said 700 properties were without power as of 8pm on Friday night.

Meanwhile, SP Energy Networks said it had restored power to all 200,000 customers who were disconnected.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.04: 2021:

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(HAWAII) JUST IN: WEATHER WARNING: Storms coming this weekend that could cause blizzard conditions on the summits of the big island with winds at over 100mph according to NWS #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.04: The warning from the National Weather Service is in effect from 6pm Friday to 6am Sunday: More than 12 inches of snow could be coming to the mountainous regions on the big island.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to MailOnline News Report: Hawaii under blizzard warning as 12 inches of snow and winds up to 100 mph expected: The blizzard-like conditions are part of what’s known as a ‘Kona’ storm. Those are a type of seasonal cyclone on Hawaii, usually formed in the winter from winds coming from the westerly ‘Kona’ direction. Kona lows often bring about wet and ‘unsettled’ weather.

The summits of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes both hit about 13,000 feet, which means that when cold fronts and heavy rains form, snow falls. 

‘Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle,’ the National Weather Service advised. 

The summits of Hawaii's Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes both hit about 13,000 feet, which means that when cold fronts and heavy rains form, snow falls. Both areas are shown to be under blizzard warnings this weekend
The entire state will see dangerous weather conditions this weekend, with blizzard warnings for mountainous areas and flash flood warnings elsewhere
The summit caldera of Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii receives occasional snow each year
The Mauna Kea Volcano will also likely see blizzard-like conditions this weekend

As recently as last January, the mountainous regions of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa have seen snowfall. Officials said the blanket at Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on the island of Maui is likely the first for any state park.

This is the first blizzard warning in Hawaii since 2018. 

In 2019, elevations as low as 6,000 feet saw some snowfall. That storm was described by the National Weather Service office in Honolulu as ‘historic.’  

Footage shows Hawaiian island Maui hit by rare flurry of snow

The land is covered with snow in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on Maui, Hawaii
The storm brought unusual weather to the state

Winter times:  Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on Maui, Hawaii, is seen covered in snow after a 2019 storm brought unusual weather to the state

Snow is not unheard of in mountainous parts of the tropical island chain, but officials say the 2019 coating at 6,200 feet at the state park on Maui could mark the lowest-elevation snowfall ever recorded in the state

The coldest temperature in the history of Hawaii is 12 degrees, recorded in 1979. 

Much of America has been snow-free this season. In fact, more snow has already fallen in Hawaii than in Denver, Colorado, CNN reported.  

The entire state is expected to see widespread heavy rains and damaging winds with possible flash flooding.

The Weather Channel said that the conditions and the stalling of the current cold front means Hawaii is in store for an extended period of inclement weather that could last through at least the first half of next week. 

‘Heavy rainfall will be a threat and shower bands may line up over portions of the state for extended periods of time, increasing the threat for flooding,’ the NWS office in Honolulu said Friday. 

A High Surf Warning is also in effect until Monday evening.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.04: 2021:

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(ENGLAND) #StormArwen Weather Report: At least two people have been killed as it brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing road closures, train delays and power cuts across the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: The Met Office had issued a red wind warning for parts of north-east England which expired early on Saturday, but the forecaster said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place across large swathes of the country.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to local UK media news sources at least two people were killed during #StormArwen as 100mph gusts cause major disruption across the country last night

A few inches of snow also fell across Scotland and parts of England, with more expected during the morning.

At least two people died in different parts of the country as trees were blown over.

#StormArwen has brought some damaging gusts of wind across a wide swathe of the United Kingdom overnight🌬️

Please stay #WeatherAware ⚠️ if you are travelling today pic.twitter.com/ALbMmBKP8f— Met Office (@metoffice) November 27, 2021

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency: “We’ve seen some pretty severe gusts overnight with the highest speeds hitting 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

“Elsewhere, exposed sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland also surpassed 90mph, with 70-80mph seen more widely in the north of the UK, though parts of southern England and Wales also felt the effects of the storm.

“This has been coupled with a few inches of snow which has fallen in some areas.

“In the higher ground areas of Scotland we expected to see up to 15cm falling but the strong winds meant the snow blew around and created a blizzard in some parts.”

Cumbria Police said a man from Lancaster died in Ambleside after a tree fell on him just before 11pm on Friday.

In Northern Ireland, a man was killed when his car was hit by a falling tree in County Antrim on Friday.

Wind speeds reached 87mph in Orlock Head, Co Down.

Inverbervie on the north-east coast of Scotland had gusts of 78mph, while Aberporth in Wales saw speeds of 77mph.

People have been advised to be wary of travelling on Saturday, as train networks across the UK reported disruption to services.

Please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL today, or tomorrow, north of York. There is significant damage to the network due to the extreme weather, and we will NOT be able to transport customers, specifically between Newcastle and Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/LOMUBM7gSH— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) November 27, 2021

ScotRail services were disrupted between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street, Dunblane and Stirling after a barn was blown on to the line close to Polmont, near Falkirk.

TransPennine Express customers were urged not to travel, with services between Newcastle and Edinburgh cancelled.

South Western Railway expected disruption on Saturday morning due to “multiple trees and obstructions blocking the railway”, while London North East Railway warned customers not to travel north of York due to “significant damage”.

Dorset Council reported that trees and power cables had fallen on roads in the area, while road closures were reported more widely in the worst-affected parts of northern England and Scotland.

Social media footage appeared to show a number of lorries and cars stuck on roads where snow had fallen, with ploughs being deployed in a number of areas.

Homes across all parts of the UK were damaged as the gusts struck.

It came as Northern Powergrid said severe gales had caused power cuts for more than 55,000 customers, mainly in the Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear areas.

A number of councils in Scotland also reported power cuts, and Electricity North West responded to a high number of cuts affecting thousands of properties in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Mr Petagna said: “There has been plenty of disruption caused by these severe gales, stretching down from south-west England and as far as northern parts of Scotland.

“But I have to say we’ve seen the worst of the weather and things will start to fizzle out over Saturday, though people will still see snow and fairly strong gales.”

Amber wind warnings are in place for Saturday morning in south-west and north-east England, while a yellow warning stretches across central England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is expected to last until 6pm.

It means people should expect gusts in excess of 70mph, bringing further disruption with more power cuts, flying debris and travel delays.

The Met Office warned that north-east and north-west England, the West Midlands and the East Midlands will experience cold weather until Monday.

Snow warnings remain in place across large parts of England, including the South East, and Scotland as a cold northerly airflow moves across the country, with up to 5cm expected.

Mr Petagna said a yellow warning for ice is likely to be issued for northern England and Scotland on Saturday.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.27: 2021:

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(BEIJING) Weather Report: Heavy blizzards in some parts of north-eastern China have brought record snowfall, raising concerns about keeping homes warm in an area hit by power outages earlier this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.12: Meteorological researchers in the Mongolian city of Tongliao told state outlet the Global Times that the snowstorm was an extremely random and sudden extreme weather event.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to BBC Asia News Report: China: North-eastern city sees highest snowfall in 116 years: In the capital city of Shenyang, in Liaoning province, average snowfall reached 51cm (20 inches)……….This is the highest recorded snowfall since 1905, said state outlet Xinhua….

Tourists visit the Shenyang Imperial Palace during a heavy snowfall on November 8, 2021 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.
Shenyang has been heavily hit by a severe snowstorm that started on Sunday

In neighbouring inner Mongolia, one person died and more than 5,600 were affected after a heavy snowstorm:

A total of 27 red alerts were issued across Inner Mongolia and north-eastern China – the highest warning alert for snowstorms.

China’s north east region was one of the areas particularly affected by rolling power outages this year

Local traffic has been severely affected by the blizzard

The cold wave, which began on Sunday, caused temperatures to plummet by at least 14 degrees in some parts of north-eastern China. 

In Liaoning, traffic has been severely affected by the heavy onslaught, with most expressway toll stations closed as of Tuesday.

Train and bus stations have also remained shut, except for those in the cities of Dalian and Dandong. 

An aircraft stands at Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

Authorities said they were intensifying efforts to keep homes warm by ramping up coal imports and maximising energy production capacity. It also urged markets and grocery stores to increase food supplies and reduce prices. 

China’s north-east region was one of the areas particularly affected by rolling power outages in September this year, with rising costs contributing to a short supply of coal, said local media outlets. 

But though the power crunch has eased, China’s State Grid Corp had earlier still warned of an “overall tight balance with partial gaps” between power supply and demand through the winter so why has China been hit by power shortages

China is highly dependent on coal for power, though Chinese leader Xi Jinping has pledged that his country will reach peak carbon emissions within nine years.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.12: 2021:

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(ENGLAND) Yellow Weather WARNING Report: Tornado & Torrential Rain HIT with 70mph gale-force winds set to batter Britain as forecasters have issued yellow weather warnings for flooding across several areas of the country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.31: The yellow weather warning is also in place for , where the global Cop26 climate conference is due to begin on Sunday: The Met Office has said ‘damaging winds’ of up to 60mph to 70mph are possible on Sunday, particularly along the south coast, due to a ‘deep Atlantic low pressure system’ arriving from the west: Steven Keats, meteorologist at the Met Office, said conditions would begin ‘going downhill’ on Sunday.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to MailOnline Today Sunday Report: Britain to be battered by 50mph winds and heavy rain as weather ‘goes downhill’ as Strong gusts coming from the west will bring a ‘wild start’, with potential for further disruption and wet weather going into the first week of November, according to the .

By Published: 09:05, 31 October 2021: 11:09, 31 October 2021

Waves crashing by the Porthcawl lighthouse in south Wales amid a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in place across the area
A dog walker struggles through strong winds and heavy rain in Wimbledon Common on Sunday. The Met Office has warned winds could reach 70mph
The three-day outlook for the UK with a yellow weather warning in place for several areas, including Cop26 climate summit host Glasgow, on Sunday

He added: ‘Further West heavy rain will be picking up and there’ll be some heavy rain coming in from the Atlantic.

‘That will dominate the weather into tomorrow.

‘Heavy rain will push across into…western parts of England and Wales and be accompanied by some pretty strong and gusty winds.’  

He continued: ‘Given the fact that trees are in full leaf and the ground is pretty saturated in many areas, you could get one or trees coming down.

‘It’s going to be very unsettled.’

One resident in Amesbury, Wiltshire, thought they had witnessed a ‘hurricane’ hit the area after spotting bins flying and trees breaking due to the powerful winds.

Infectious disease ecologist Dr Emma Gillingham tweeted: ‘Did a hurricane just hit Amesbury, Wiltshire? Incredible wind suddenly from nowhere, trees breaking, wheelie bins flying and all calm again now.’

Broken trees and a dustbin blown across a residential street in Amesbury, Wiltshire, as strong winds and heavy rain batter the UK
The infectious disease ecologist thought she had witnessed a hurricane, such was the strength of the wind and rain

However, the Met Office said it believed the ‘hurricane’ was in fact a ‘squall’, the name for a ‘sudden, sharp increase in wind speed lasting minutes’.

It comes as three people are feared to have drowned and another is fighting for their life after they were swept off their paddleboards when a sudden storm turned a flooded river into a torrent on Saturday night.

The three, part of an organised outing, had been in the water only minutes when they were hit by a deluge of rushing water as they paddled near a weir on the swollen river in Pembrokeshire.

They were swept from their boards and seen ‘in distress’ in the River Cleddau, near the town centre of Haverfordwest.

A yellow weather warning is in place across several areas of the UK, including most of the south, where a man at Wimbledon Common is pictured struggling with an umbrella amid heavy rain
Emergency services at the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Wales, on Saturday, where at least three people were on their boards on a usually calm stretch of the river when they were hit by a huge deluge of flood water
Rescue teams searching for paddle boarders at the River Cleddau on Saturday. It comes amid warnings to be careful of dangerous 'fast flowing and deep floodwaters'

Air support was provided by both the National Police Air Service (NPAS) and Wales Air Ambulance.  

Mr Keats said declining temperatures throughout next week would bring a ‘seasonal’ feel and that weather would remain ‘unsettled’, though risks of ‘hefty downpours’ remained.

‘The most disruptive potential from the weather will be in the next 24 to 36 hours’, he said.


Trains stranded as 80mph winds and ‘tornadoes’ hit UK // Metro

Guests of up to 80mph brought down trees and caused delays on the railways (Picture: Iimages/ Alamy/ BNPS)

Train journeys were significantly disrupted on Sunday after 80mph winds and heavy rain brought trees down onto the tracks. 

Cop26 delegates heading to Glasgow were among those caught up in the travel chaos, with several trains between London and the Scottish city cancelled due to the problems. 

The Met Office said parts of the UK may have even seen tornadoes in recent days as a spate of bad weather continues to cause flooding and other issues. 

More rain and wind is expected into the start of the week, with 14 flood warnings and 70 flood alerts already in place. 

Avanti west Coast Services have been cancelled or delayed due to tree getting caught in the overhead wires at Milton Keynes. 

Customers are being advised not to travel on services heading north of London. Tickets will be valid for tomorrow instead. 

The company has been trying to boost its climate credentials in recent days – hosting a ‘Climate Train’ to Glasgow, with Greta Thunberg on board. 

Delegates attending the conference had been urged to travel using more environmentally friendly means but may now be forced onto planes to complete their journeys to the summit. 

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith is reportedly on board a train which is being forced to turn around and return to London, with several journalists, scientists and officials on board. 

The East Coast line, which runs to Edinburgh, is also experiencing problems. 

Brits work to heavy rain on Halloween and yellow warnings for wind and rain are in place over large parts of the west and elsewhere.

Meteorologist Tom Morgan said: ‘We’ve got a deep Atlantic area of low pressure that’s bringing a very heavy band of rain and squalling winds across the whole of the country, but particularly in the south of England.

‘We’ve seen some very strong gusts of wind on the south coast… and a few reports of damage from the winds.

‘It’s not out of the question that there will have been some localised, brief funnel clouds or tornadoes.

‘In the last couple of days we have seen some reports and seen some photos of funnel clouds and water spouts, which are similar to tornadoes.’

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.31: 2021:

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(INDIA) Flooding & Landslides Report: The number of victims in Uttarakhand as a result of incidents related to the rain has reached 46. Eleven people are missing, and 12 have sustained injuries”, Secretary of Disaster Manager Department S.А. Murugesan said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the state authorities would pay 400,000 rupees ($5,300) in compensation to the families of the victims. Those who lost their homes will be compensated with 190,000 rupees.

#AceWeatherDesk says according to Sputnik Floods and Landslides in Northern India has killed at least 46, with others missing and injured …..

This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 aerial photo, shows flood-hit Chennai city following heavy rains in Chennai, India - Sputnik International, 1920, 20.10.2021

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was aware of the situation in Uttarakhand and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

“I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being”, Modi wrote on Twitter.

☔ Rescue missions continue after floods triggered by heavy rains hit India’s northern state of Uttarakhand.

At least 22 people have died and others are missing in the state https://t.co/JVuYDZewEQ #UttarakhandRainspic.twitter.com/5YzpibxrKS— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) October 20, 2021

#ClimateEmergency floods in india Oct 2021 pic.twitter.com/n4gIWr6GFO— ☆ Learn to Live with Less ☆ 🍀 🐝 (@Lightswide) October 18, 2021

India’s floods have seen dozens killed in landslides and homes swept away as the devastation continues.

Read more about this story: https://t.co/If4ef1DHK6pic.twitter.com/303PloFDE3— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 18, 2021

Seasonal monsoon rains that hit Uttarakhand led to landslides and floods, disrupting communications between several settlements. 

The resort town of Nainital, as well as the cities of Kaladhungi, Haldwani and Bhowali, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, have been completely cut off. Indian meteorologists warned of continued downpour over the next few days and advised residents to stay at home.

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Hurricane #Nicholas Report: Made landfall around 12:30am CDT Tuesday morning bringing heavy rain and risk of flash flooding and continues east according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Sept.14: President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to the state…..

#AceWeatherDesk says that Hurricane #Nicholas has brought heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana it strengthened from a tropical storm late on Monday, before reaching land at 00:30 (05:30 GMT)…….More than 280,000 power outages have already been reported in Texas, according to PowerOutage.us.

A local resident as she tries to take photos ahead of the arrival of Storm Nicholas in Texas
Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour

It comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida – the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland – killed dozens and left more than a million Louisiana residents without power. 

Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h), weather officials said, and is expected to hit the Houston area with up to 18 inches of rain.

The US National Hurricane Centre warned that “life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in highly urbanised metropolitan areas, are possible”, and the National Weather Service called it a “life-threatening situation”.

“We want to make sure that no one is caught off guard by this storm,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told a news conference.

He warned that drainage systems still clogged from Ida could trigger flash floods.

More than 119,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Louisiana due to Ida, he added.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared states of emergency in 17 counties and three cities.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned of flooding and urged the city’s roughly 2.3 million residents to stay off streets and motorways.

“Take things seriously and prepare,” Mr Turner said at a news conference. “This is primarily a rain event and we don’t know how much rain we will be getting.”

Dozens of schools across the two states have been closed, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed at airports in the Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Houston.

LIVE: Hurricane Nicholas has made landfall in Texas | AccuWeather

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall around 12:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday morning on the eastern part of Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“The storm continues to move north-northeast,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Thomas Geiger. Rapid water rises are possible where the heaviest rain occurs across Texas and Louisiana, and strong wind gusts will occur with some damage possible, mainly to trees and any unprotected weak or temporary structures. Flooding has already been reported in Freeport, Texas, while storm surge has been building on Surfside Beach, Texas.

On Monday, United States President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance due to Hurricane Nicholas, according to the White House. In August, Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to parts of the state as it made landfall. Heavy rainfall and storm surge caused widespread flooding across Louisiana, and rain from Nicholas can easily renew the flooding this week. The President authorized coordination of all disaster relief efforts to alleviate hardship and suffering due to the emergency.

Already over 164,200 are experiencing power outages, according to poweroutage.us, across Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane Nicholas threatens to make landfall early on Tuesday morning, lashing the coast with heavy rain and high winds. 

Nicholas is expected to take a hard right turn toward Louisiana after landfall in Texas, crossing the state from west to east as a tropical rainstorm. While AccuWeather forecasters aren’t expecting extreme winds to occur across most of Louisiana, the storm is forecast to slow down and drench the state with several inches of rain.

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(NEW YORK) Storm #Ida Report: At least 46-people have been killed as flash floods caused rains to pour into every part of NYC including the basements and flats in N.J, N.Y, Penn, Conn & Md. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: At least 46 people were killed in sudden heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes brought on in the north-east by the . Authorities are still working to grasp the full scope of Ida’s destruction in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland.

#AceWeatherDesk says The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why Couldn’t the City Be Protected? …..New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction after on Thursday, the governor declared a state of emergency for the city and suburbs, saying she had spoken to President Biden and congressional leaders about the need for more money for infrastructure improvements.

Sept. 3, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

Despite advance warning, city officials were unable to prevent flooding at susceptible areas like an underpass along Queens Boulevard.
Despite advance warning, city officials were unable to prevent flooding at susceptible areas like an underpass along Queens Boulevard.Dakota Santiago for The New York Times

The warnings and maps seemed clear.

On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service issued a prediction that a wide swath of the Ohio Valley and the Eastern Seaboard would soon see heavy rainfall from what had once been Hurricane Ida. And one of the reddest portions of those maps — indicating severe rainfall and a high probability of flooding — hovered directly over New York City.

5 pm Mon…Tropical Depression Ida was located 65 mi NNE of Huntsville AL moving NE at 17 mph. The remnants of Ida will bring very heavy rainfall & potentially significant flash, urban and river flooding across the upper Ohio Valley into the mid Atlantic & southern New England. pic.twitter.com/gQeUCWQhPX— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) August 31, 2021

Those predictions proved true. But the record intensity of the rain, with more than three inches falling in one hour, caught officials by surprise. And on Thursday, as the death toll in the Northeast rose to 43 people,including 23 in New Jersey and 15 in New York, questions quickly arose as to whether city and state officials were caught flat-footed by the storm’s ferocity.On Peck Avenue in Queens, residents tossed out items ruined by flooding.Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times

The destruction in the New York region seemed especially striking considering that Ida had already blown through the Gulf Coast, hitting New Orleans on Sunday with far stronger winds but with fewer deaths.

It also came in the wake of a series of ever-more-powerful tropical storms — including 2012’s Hurricane Sandy — which have been repeatedly cited as warning signs that the city’s aging infrastructure and subways are vulnerable to the violent weather caused by climate change. The subways, in particular, have come to act as a default sewer whenever heavy rains overwhelm the city’s actual sewer system.

The storm’s devastation underscored the city’s increasing fragility in the age of global warming, but also illustrated how the unpredictability of weather events can topple even the best laid of plans.

The city issued official warnings early Wednesday morning, when the city’s Office of Emergency Management cautioned that the remnants of Ida could cause flash flooding. The city said it also activated its flash flood emergency plan, which involved cleaning out clogged catch basins. It put its downed-tree task force on alert.

State transportation officials were dispatched to clear culverts and other drainage systems of debris, according to the governor’s office, with inspections and patrols to assess rising waters. An array of equipment — from chain saws to hand tools — was deployed, as well as pumps and generators.

By Wednesday evening, the warnings had grown more dire. New Yorkers were warned of tornadoes and urged to move to higher ground. Calls to the city’s 911 emergency system and 311 helpline began to surge around 8 p.m., according to city officials.

For all that, the intensity of the rains surprised forecasters.

Arthur DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, said the flash floods of Wednesday night resulted from not one storm but several small storms whose interactions with each other were hard to foresee. In the end, those storms ended up running over New York City, one after another.

“It was just like New York City was on the train tracks, and the storms were a train going down those tracks and they persisted for hours,” he said. “I would say that the forecast for this storm, or the remnants of this storm, of heavy rain over the city a day in advance were actually pretty darn good. I don’t think anybody at that point in time could have imagined six inches of rain in a six-hour period, essentially.”

Indeed, on Aug. 21, Central Park saw rainfall of 1.94 inches in an hour, a byproduct of Hurricane Henri, and the most rain-per-hour in record keeping history. On Wednesday night, 3.15 inches fell in one hour, eclipsing that record.

Although no one could foresee the fierceness of two weather events 10 days apart, city officials in May released a citywide analysis of flooding caused by rainfall.

The report sought to grapple with predictions that the city would experience an increase in “extreme rainfall events” over the course of this century, including a possible 25 percent increase in annual rainfall and a substantial increase in the number of days with more than an inch of rain.

Part of that plan included a commitment by the city to update its flash flood response procedures. Among other things, it said that by 2023, the city should “predraft messaging regarding potential dangers for residents living in basement dwellings to be used for outreach and notification in advance of forecasted extreme rain events.”

The city has also put money behind its effort to make the city more resilient to water, including a $2 billion commitment toward enhancing drainage in Southeast Queens. It was unclear how much of that has been spent.

But the storms that hit New York this week pre-empted long-term strategic planning by city officials, inflicting a more brutal real-world reality: On Thursday, officials said at least 11 New Yorkers had died in flooded basements, most of them in Queens.New York City’s subways have not been able to withstand recent heavy rainfall.Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

For his part, Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested that the experts had led the city astray.

He said that originally, the city was told to expect three to six inches of rainfall over the course of the whole day, something he cast as “not a particularly problematic amount.” Instead, he said “with almost no warning,” the city got the single biggest hour of rainfall in its history.

“We’re getting from the very best experts projections that then are made a mockery of in a matter of minutes,” Mr. de Blasio said. “We need to start communicating to people that we should assume things are going to be much worse in literally every situation.”

There was strong pushback to the mayor’s remarks, especially from elected officials who represent communities outside Manhattan.

“I think anyone who is saying they were surprised or caught off guard is being disingenuous,” said Justin Brannan, a councilman who represents Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and is chairman of the Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts. “The one thing we can agree on is that these storms are getting more frequent and getting worse.”

Mark Treyger, a councilman who represents Coney Island and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, noted that a federal plan to study resiliency in the area was recently postponed, even as the city embarks on the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency plan to protect Lower Manhattan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

“I’m not questioning the needs of Manhattan in terms of resiliency. I’m questioning the sense of equity across the five boroughs,” Mr. Treyger said.

Mr. Brannan is the sponsor of legislation that would require the city to develop a plan to protect the city’s entire 520 miles of shoreline. The legislation had 38 sponsors but has not moved in part to concerns over cost from the de Blasio administration.

Mitch Schwartz, a spokesman for Mr. de Blasio, said the administration supported the “intent” of the legislation but said that studying even one neighborhood for a plan of that size would cost millions of dollars. The City Council may move to pass the legislation before the mayor’s term ends in January.

A separate $10 billion plan from Mr. de Blasio to artificially extend the southern tip of Manhattan by 500 feet to create a berm well above sea levels that would protect from storm surges seems to still be in the preliminary phases more than two years after it was proposed, with community engagement underway, Mr. Schwartz said.

But Klaus Jacob, a special research scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, suggested that the future of New York City lies elsewhere.

“New York City’s future will lie in its higher elevations, not in its lower elevations,” said Mr. Jacob.

The resiliency of the city’s subways — which suffered switch malfunctions, floods and systemwide shutdowns and slowdowns during the storm — has also been a long-term concern.

On Thursday, the president of the transit workers union, Tony Utano, said that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs to “redouble efforts to fortify the subway system against flooding,” including stopping “water from cascading into stations.” Service disruptions continued into Thursday afternoon.

Janno Lieber, the acting chair of the authority, blamed a large part of the problem on the nature of the city’s street drainage system, noting that there were numerous ways for water to flood into the subterranean tracks.

“The subway system is not a submarine,” he said.Gov. Kathy Hochul faced her first natural disaster since taking office.Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

Gov. Kathy C. Hochul — facing her first natural disaster since taking office last week — had warned of a strong storm, issuing a news release on Wednesday morning cautioning that some downstate areas could see “six or more inches of rain” as well as “flash flooding and dangerous travel conditions in several locations.”

She also defended the state’s response to the storm, but suggested that the M.T.A. and other entities could face questions about their performance. “Did we have enough warning? Did we let people know? Should we shut down subways earlier?” Ms. Hochul said.

She said that preparation for flash flooding in the city and elsewhere was not adequate, noting loss of life and property in basement properties. “It’s not waves off the ocean or the Sound,” she said. “It’s flash floods coming from the sky.”

Still, when the rain falls at a historic pace, city officials say there is little they can do to prevent widespread flooding, given the age and condition of much of the city’s infrastructure. Vincent Sapienza, the city’s environmental protection commissioner, acknowledged on Thursday that the city was ill-prepared for these sorts of events.

“Anything over two inches an hour, we’re going to have trouble with,” he said.

Ida’s aftermath: Swollen rivers threaten new flooding in parts of Northeast as storms kill dozens: Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the US mainland

10 hours ago

NYC faced first ‘flash flood emergency’ in its history

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the Northeast, killing more than 50 people, other areas are bracing for the storm’s impact as swollen rivers are threatening additional flooding. 

In Trenton, New Jersey, police officers were going door-to-door Wednesday night and Thursday morning encouraging residents to leave their homes in anticipation of the rising Delaware River. Flooding was anticipated at many Delaware River Basin locations and not expected to subside by Friday morning. 

A car flooded on a local street as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida is seen in Somerville, N.J. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

Further north, in Fairfield, the Passaic River is forecast to crest more than 23 feet by Friday evening, police said

Police there have closed at least 16 roads and warned that additional roads could be closed by the morning as the river continues to rise overnight. 

Fairfield Mayor Jim Gasparini urged residents to take the warning seriously, advising that “even though the weather appears nice, river levels continue to rise and the township is expected to have widespread flooding that will affect many homes and businesses.” 

MULTIPLE NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS INVOLVED IN MISSISSIPPI WRECK ON WAY TO ASSIST WITH IDA RELIEF EFFORTS

The National Weather Service anticipates area rivers will crest and overflow through Friday. 

“For the northeast north New Jersey rivers, we’re still seeing minor to moderate with locally, major flooding along those rivers,” James Tomasini from the Brookhaven National Weather Service told The Record

North Jersey officials are keeping a close watch on the Passaic, Hackensack, Pequannock, and Rockaway rivers. 

The National Hurricane Center had warned since Tuesday of the potential for “significant and life-threatening flash flooding” and major river flooding in the mid-Atlantic region and New England.

Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, leaving 1 million people without power – potentially for weeks. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Luis Ferré-Sadurní contributed reporting.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.03: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) JUST IN: Tropical Storm #IDA Report:A state of emergency has been declared in NYC after it was hit by record rainfall and flash flooding in the aftermath #AceNewsDesk report

#AceWeatherDesk UPDATE: Storm Ida: New York declares state of emergency over ‘brutal flooding’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was “enduring an historic weather event” with “brutal flooding” and “dangerous conditions” on the roads.

Footage on social media showed water pouring into subway stations and people’s homes, and flooded roads.

New Jersey also declared an emergency and reported at least one death.

A person drowned in Passaic, New Jersey, the local mayor said, A tornado also destroyed at least nine homes in Mullica Hill, in the same state.

EPAMore than three inches (8cm) of rain has fallen in parts of New York

The roof of a postal building collapsed in Kearny, New Jersey, with people inside at the time, police said. Rescue crews are on the scene, but it’s not clear how many injuries there might be.

The National Weather Service said it had recorded 3.15 inches (8cm) of rain in New York’s Central Park in one hour.New York police have urged people to stay off the roads and the fire department has said it is responding to calls from across the city.The city’s subway has mostly closed, and many train services and flights out of New York and New Jersey are suspended.ReutersSocial media footage shows flooding in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn (Photo credit: Jaymee Sire)The remnants of Hurricane Ida have been pushing north across the east of the country, having hit Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday.Hundreds of thousands of homes in Louisiana remain without power and New Orleans is under a night-time curfew.

Four ways climate change links to extreme weather Many factors contribute to flooding, but a warming atmosphere caused by climate change makes extreme rainfall more likely.The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions.

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(LOUISIANA) JUST IN: Hurricane #IDA Report: Makes landfall at Category 4 with winds increasing from 110 – 150 – miles-per-hour as 200,000 people are left without power #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.30: When Dale Eck, the head of forecast operations for the Americas at IBM, went to bed on Saturday night, he said, Ida’s winds were blowing at 105 miles an hour, which is Category 2-level wind speed. The next morning, he saw the winds had increased to 150 m.p.h., strong enough for a Category 4 classification…..

#AceWeatherDesk says that Meteorologists were amazed by how fast #Ida strengthened from category 2 too category 4 as the storm closed in on the Louisiana coast on Sunday morning, and were stunned to watch its force …

https://twitter.com/abc/status/1432062146192547841?s=21

NY Times Aug. 29, 2021Updated 2:16 p.m. ET

“I got a sinking feeling in my stomach,” he said. “That was one of the worst-case scenarios.”

The storm had evolved swiftly from a worrisome disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean to possibly the most devastating to strike Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Before Ida became a named storm on Thursday, forecasters detected what they thought was just another cluster of thunderstorms, or a disturbance, moving west over the Atlantic, said Ben Gelber, a meteorologist at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

It quickly became clear that this disturbance was unique, because it was hovering in an area where the wind wasn’t fast enough to carry the ocean’s heat away from the system, Mr. Eck said. That allowed the heat to stay inside the system, creating the perfect humid environment for the disturbance to intensify into a tropical storm.

“It would have been hard to concoct a path more favorable to this rapid strengthening than Ida’s,” said Robert Henson, an independent meteorologist and a journalist for Yale Climate Connections.

Ida reached Cuba on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest of the five hurricane classifications. From there, forecasters knew the storm would be intense, and the only question was just how bad it would get.

From Saturday into Sunday, a cauldron of weather conditions made Ida a devastating Category 4 storm: Its winds accelerated rapidly to 150 m.p.h.; a ridge of high-pressure air off the Southeastern United States shepherded the storm toward Louisiana; and the waters in the Gulf of Mexico were unusually warm and very deep, meaning that there was a lot water Ida could churn up to sustain itself.

The fact that the water was still warm was reason to worry that the storm could continue to strengthen to a low Category 5, said Benjamin Schott, the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service in New Orleans.

On Twitter, meteorologists across the country expressed alarm at how quickly Ida evolved into a colossal threat.

“I desperately wish the forecast hadn’t become reality,” said Rick Knabb, a hurricane expert at the Weather Channel, adding that rapid intensification before landfall is “the hurricane scenario we’ve always dreaded.”

Eric Blake, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, said: “I feel sick to my stomach watching this hurricane. This is a very sobering morning.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.30: 2021:

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(LOUISIANA) Hurricane #Ida Report: Massive evacuation underway as coast braces for a storm that is potentially going to of historic proportions according to local media #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.29: As Hurricane Ida barrelled towards the Louisiana coast, residents braced for a storm of potentially historic proportions due to arrive on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, the brutal hurricane that claimed more than 1,800 lives on America’s Gulf coast.

#AceWeatherDesk says Louisiana Gov. Has said the Hurricane #Ida Could be One of the Strongest to Hit State Since 1850s & Due to Arrive on the 16th Anniversary of Katrina …..as National Weather Service officials announced on Saturday night that Ida continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico and was set to become a category 3 hurricane overnight, before making landfall on Sunday afternoon as a potential category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130mph (210 km/h), life-threatening storm surges and heavy rain.

Interstate 10 is packed with evacuees heading east on Saturday as Hurricane Ida approaches. Photograph: Scott Threlkeld/AP

State officials warned that Ida was likely to become one of the worst hurricanes in the history of Louisiana, a region known for torrid weather events.

“This will be one of the strongest hurricanes to hit anywhere in Louisiana since at least the 1850s,” said Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards at a press conference on Saturday. “We can also tell you your window of time is closing. It is rapidly closing.”

Tens of thousands of residents in coastal communities in south-east Louisiana were under mandatory evacuation orders. In New Orleans, the city placed those living outside the levee protection system under mandatory evacuation and urged all others to leave voluntarily. There was gridlock on the main highway leaving the city and vast queues at the Louis Armstrong international airport, as officials announced all flights would be cancelled on Sunday.

It was 29 August 2005 when New Orleans and other communities in the region were decimated by Katrina and the subsequent government failures in response. Hundreds of thousands of homes were lost after the city’s levee system failed, leading to catastrophic flooding. The city took years to recover.

On Saturday, Edwards pointed to billions of dollars in federal government investment in the city’s levees to argue the city was better prepared over a decade later.

As Louisiana Residents Flee Region Ahead Of Hurricane Ida, New Yorkers Head South To Help

August 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Hurricane Ida gets closer to making landfall in Louisiana, some New Yorkers have mobilized to help.

As Hurricane Ida barrels towards the Gulf Coast, residents are fleeing the region, but there are some New Yorkers who have chosen to head towards the danger.READ MORE: Bus Transporting New York State Prisoners Catches Fire In Dutchess County

“There’s a sense of anxiety,” said Jose Dominguez, chief volunteer services officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. “The traffic build-up, obviously, is there … People are preparing. They are taking the message, a voluntary evacuation, seriously and they’re stocking up, so you see some empty shelves.”

Dominguez oversees the volunteer department for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. He and about a dozen others from our area arrived in Louisiana over the last few days.

They, along with other volunteers from across the country, are preparing for Ida.

“We have about 16 shelters that are on standby, ready to be filled,” Dominguez told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “We are setting up the cots. We’re putting blankets on those cots. We have comfort kits, which include hygiene items … We have about 68,000 ready-to-eat meals that are available for anybody who comes to our shelters.”

CEO Mary Barneby heads up the New York region of the Red Cross.

She anticipates that in the days to come, even more volunteers will be deployed.

“Once everything kind of settles in and the storm has passed, that’s when a lot of the work really begins because people then really do need a helping hand. They need resources. They need agencies to work together to get them what they need to get back on their feet,” Barneby said.READ MORE: 2 Pedestrians Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In The Bronx, 1 Killed

The Red Cross isn’t the only local group galvanizing efforts.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted Saturday that New Jersey Task Force 1 has been activated as part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Ida.

🌊New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as part of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from soon-to-be Hurricane Ida.

Follow us for additional updates on the team!#Readynjpic.twitter.com/N83O93Ppk4

— NJOEM🇺🇸 (@ReadyNJ) August 28, 2021

Here at home, the New York City’s Department of Emergency Management says it has no plans just yet to deploy resources.

Meanwhile, the American Red Cross is asking people for financial donations or to sign up to be a volunteer. It’s also asking for those who can to donate blood. For more information, visit redcross.org/local/new-york/greater-new-york.html.

CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report & The Guardian, Oliver Laughland.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.29: 2021:

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