(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.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.14: 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.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.02: 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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(NEW ENGLAND) #Henri Report: Predictions that it will come dangerously close to New England as a hurricane Accu Weather forecasters are saying #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – Aug.22: With a track expected to bring the potential hurricane along the coast of the Northeast, Henri will incite dangerous beach risks throughout the weekend….

#AceWeatherDesk says AccuWeather forecasters were growing more concerned Thursday that Henri, which was on the cusp of hurricane status and is expected to intensify in the coming days, will move close enough to stir more than just seas along the East Coast this weekend.

Updated Aug. 20, 2021 7:38 AM BST:

As of 11 p.m. on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Henri (pronounced: ahn-REE) was a strong tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 mph — just 10 mph shy of hurricane force. The center of the storm was located 415 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and 800 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It was moving west-northwestward at 8 mph.

Through the end of the week, Henri will continue to push away from Bermuda and draw nearer to the Carolina coastline and over the bath-warm waters of the Gulf Stream. In doing so, the system will have the opportunity to gain wind intensity and become a hurricane.

“A cold front approaching the eastern U.S. will be able to steer Henri, allowing its forward movement to turn more northerly later this week,” said AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

This timing should keep Henri from making landfall along the Southeast Atlantic coast. Even still, beaches from Savannah, Georgia, to Jones Beach, New York, can expect some indirect impacts from the storm.

Beachgoers trying to soak up the last bit of summer warmth with a trip to the beaches should use caution when entering the water. The final weekends of August are big with vacationers who visit places like North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the Jersey Shore, Montauk, New York, and Nantucket and Cape Cod in New England.

Water temperatures were close to the peak for the year and were inviting in all of those places. As of Thursday, the ocean temperatures off the Outer Banks were 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature at beaches in Atlantic City was 79.0 F, 74.3 F in the waters off Montauk and 75.6 F near Nantucket. However, AccuWeather forecasters warn that dangers such as rough surf and strong rip currents will be a concern through Saturday in this zone.

A 50-year-old father and his 28-year-old son were killed in a rip current near the Oak Island Pear in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon, according to WECT. Bystanders pulled the father from the water, but emergency responders were unable to save him. A two-hour search ensued for his son, who was still missing, and his body was later recovered.

According to data from NOAA, more people have died as a result of rip currents on a yearly basis over the last decade than from lightning strikes or due to impacts from extreme cold combined.

Into the weekend, AccuWeather meteorologists will monitor several factors to determine Henri’s exact path, which will determine impacts beyond dangerous surf conditions.

At this time, AccuWeather meteorologists believe Henri will not make a northward turn until later on Friday. Should the northward turn wait until Friday night, Henri will be able to close in on the East Coast and possibly make a landfall in New England. In fact, forecasters are growing increasingly confident that a landfall will occur in southeastern New England later this weekend.

Whether Henri makes landfall in the United States or not, the combination of the front and Henri may displace some moisture to the north and west of Henri’s center later on Saturday. As that happens, heavy rain may pour down over portions of northern New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania, southern New York and Connecticut.

The heaviest rain is likely to stay closer to Henri’s exact track and will arrive on Sunday across parts of southeastern New England. Across the Massachusetts Cape and islands, 2-4 inches of rain is forecast, with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 8 inches possible.

The rain could prove to be more than just a nuisance for vacationers, and that amount could result in flooding problems.

Residents in the Northeast and New England who will face another round of rain by the end of the weekend may still be cleaning up after tropical downpours unleashed by Tropical Rainstorm Fred. Since Fred unloaded several inches of rain, Henri’s second dose of heavy, tropical rainfall may trigger flash flooding in the region more easily.

This area will also be the most susceptible to damaging wind gusts from Henri. Widespread wind gusts of 40-60 mph may just swipe southeastern New England and blast areas stretching from eastern Long Island to the Massachusetts cape. The strongest wind gusts are most likely, however, to be over the water as long as Henri does not make landfall.

Winds of this magnitude will be capable of causing minor damage, as well as funneling water into bays and inlets and raising the water level along the coast.

Henri’s arrival to New England will coincide with a full moon on Sunday. This combination could bring higher tides and more widespread coastal flooding than during a different lunar phase.

There have been 32 tropical systems that have passed within 100 nautical miles of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, since 1950, according to AccuWeather Senior Weather Editor and meteorologist Jesse Ferrell. The most recent was Elsa earlier this year, just before it lost its tropical storm status. 

Thirteen hurricanes have tracked within 100 nautical miles of Nantucket, Massachusetts, since 1950. (NOAA)

The most recent hurricane to pass closely offshore was Arthur in 2014, which caused power outages, flooding and winds up to 63 mph at Nantucket. In that same timeframe since 1950, 13 of the storms were hurricane strength as they moved near the area, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data.

The most memorable storm to impact Massachusetts in recent history was Hurricane Bob in 1991. Bob made landfalls in Rhode Island and Maine and caused $1 billion in damage in Massachusetts. Winds greater than 100 mph and severe coastal flooding blasted Massachusetts during Bob’s rampage. 

Further back in history, other famous hurricanes to affect New England include “The Great New England Hurricane” in 1938, which crashed ashore as a Category 3 storm on Long Island, and Hurricane Edna in 1954, which moved directly over Martha’s Vineyard. In 1954, Hurricane Carol set the scene for an iconic photo of Edgewood Yacht Club in Rhode Island surrounded by extreme storm surge.

The Edgewood Yacht Club was surrounded by water amid Hurricane Carol’s storm surge in 1954. (NOAA)

Next week, Henri is forecast to shift northeastward and narrowly miss the southern tip of Nova Scotia. The south- and east-facing coasts of the province will be most susceptible not only to gusty winds but also to coastal flooding as Henri passes just to the south.

Heavy, tropical rainfall will expand farther inland across Nova Scotia, bringing with it the threat of flooding.

People that are planning a weekend trip to a destination to this portion of Atlantic Canada should continue to check the AccuWeather forecast so that they can plan accordingly.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.22: 2021:

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(PHILIPPINES) #AceWeatherReport Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Manila capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherDesk says Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate as officials said they struggled to open more emergency shelters in order to allow social distancing among the displaced residents and prevent evacuation camps from turning into epicenters of #COVID19 infections. In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river.

“In this photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, members of the Philippine coastguard wade along floodwaters as they look for residents to be evacuated to safer grounds, in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro province, central Philippines on Friday July 23, 2021. Thousands of residents fled from flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)”


“This situation will be too difficult if there won’t be a permanent solution to flooding, especially now with the threat from the delta variant,” Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro told ABS CBN News, referring to the highly contagious COVID-19 viral strain that has been detected in the country.

Philippines Evacuates Thousands as Monsoon Rains and Tropical Storm Flood Manila, Provinces

Residents seek temporary shelter at a school following heavy rains that caused flooding in some areas in Marikina city, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David

Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces.

Reuters – Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Jay Ereno; Editing by Robert Birsel and Edmund Klamann Click here to read more.

Many of the residents were evacuated from flood-prone villages in Marikina overnight, depriving them of sleep, said Teodoro. He blamed years of illegal logging in nearby mountains and heavy siltation in Marikina River for constant flooding in his city.

In the mountainous northern city of Baguio, a resident died Friday afternoon after the taxi she was riding in was hit by a falling tree, police said, adding two other people in the taxi were injured. The northern Philippines has been swamped by days of monsoon rains that flooded low-lying villages and set off minor landslides.

Typhoon In-fa, which has churned off the country’s eastern coast and dumped rain on Taiwan before blowing toward China, intensified the seasonal downpours, forecasters said.

A cargo boat overturned after being lashed by strong waves Saturday close to a port in Pio Duran town in Albay province, southeast of Manila. Its 10 crewmen were rescued by police, firefighters and villagers, who used a long rope to pull the overturned boat closer to the coast, the coast guard said.

Coast guard personnel rescued several residents trapped in their houses by rising floodwaters Friday in Naujan town in Mindoro Oriental province south of Manila. As they carried the villagers through waist-high waters, the emergency crew held on to a rope to prevent themselves from being swept away by the current.

About 20 typhoons and storms batter the Philippines each year, aside from seasonal monsoon rains. The country also lies in the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a region prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, making it one of the world’s most disaster-prone nations.

#AceWeatherDesk report ……Published: July.25: 2021:

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(LONDON) #AceWeatherReport – MET Office have issue a ‘YELLOW WARNING’ for Saturday – with heavy rain likely to cause some disruption across the southern half of England and Wales #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – July.24: The Met Office issued a yellow warning for Saturday – with heavy rain likely to cause some disruption across the southern half of England and Wales…

#AceWeatherDesk says the Met Office ‘Storm Warning’ for storm England & Wales for campsites and caravans who as Holidaymakers travelling this weekend have been warned to expect flooding, thunderstorms and 55mph gusts of wind.

⚠️ Yellow weather warning updated ⚠️ Thunderstorms across southern parts of England and Wales Sunday 0500 – 2359 Latest info 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs Stay #WeatherAware⚠️ https://t.co/qx3FYbhxSa http://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418890443149004802 July 24, 2021 at 12:06PM

BBC News By Joseph Lee

Driver towing caravan in rain
ALAMY: Caravan drivers could face difficult driving conditions as storms hit southern England and Wales

Campsites may face high winds while cars towing caravans could face tricky driving conditions.

The thunderstorms come after days of high temperatures, which prompted Met Office warnings for extreme heat.

As the heatwave broke on Friday, there were warnings of strong, gusty winds particularly in exposed coastal areas and hilly places.

Thunderstorms were forecast to move into southern England overnight, reaching south Wales and the Midlands early on Saturday. 

Frequent lightning and the possibility of large hailstones falling as well as torrential rainfall were likely, the Met Office said.

Firefighters were called to a house in Andover, in Hampshire, on Friday night after it was struck by lightning and its roof was partially destroyed.

Forecasters warned of a chance of flooding and power cuts – with up to 35mm of rain predicted to fall within in an hour in southern counties of England, and further slow-moving thunderstorms forecast to develop on Saturday afternoon.

Getty ImagesLatitude Festival-goers in Suffolk could be at risk from thunderstorms and heavy rain on Sunday

Further heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected on Sunday across southern and eastern England, with the yellow warning stretching into East Anglia, possibly affecting Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

Up to 80 or 100mm of rainfall could build up in some locations over the course of the day, the Met Office says.

Lightning destroys roofs as storms end heatwave in southern England and Wales

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue ServiceTwo houses in Andover were hit by lightning on Saturday morning

Lightning has damaged homes in Hampshire and severe weather warnings are in place as the heatwave gives way to thunderstorms and torrential rain. 

A 70-year-old woman escaped unharmed after two houses in Andover were partially destroyed in the early hours. 

The Met Office issued a yellow alert for storms, and warned of flooding, hail and 55mph gusts of wind in southern England and Wales.

It comes after days of extreme heat – and as many set off on summer holidays.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a picture of two semi-detached houses struck by lightning in Andover’s Mercia Avenue. The woman was assessed by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.

A spokesman said the roof was severely damaged.

Neighbour Barrie Austen said the roof was “completely ablaze”. “The side that supports the roof, that collapsed as well and then the flames spread into next door,” he told the PA news agency.

BBC Weather said that “after a very stormy start in the south” the thunderstorms had eased, but were expected to develop again later – reaching up to the Midlands after NI temperature record for third time in a week

Up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall within an hour in some southern counties of England later, with flooding possible.

BBC Weather tweeted a picture of lightning on the West Sussex coast taken in the early hours

Meanwhile the heatwave looks set to continue in Northern Ireland and western Scotland, with temperatures of 28C possible.

And despite the wet start in the south of England, it should remain dry and sunny in the north west of the country.

It comes as many people are expected to set off for their summer break this weekend, as the school holidays begin across large swathes of the UK.

Cooler weather is predicted across the UK from Sunday, with further heavy showers and thunderstorms expected across southern and eastern England.

#AceWeatherDesk report ……Published: July.24: 2021:

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(INDIA) Weather Report: A lightning strike killed at least 16 people and injured many more in Jaipur in the northern part of the country on Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.14: Dozens have also died in lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states: Lightning strikes kill some 2,000 Indians on average every year, according to official data.

#AceDailyNews reports that the victims were taking selfies in the rain on top of a watch tower at the city’s 12th Century Amer Fort, a popular tourist attraction according to BBC Asia ….

Lightning strikes – seen here over Jaipur – kill dozens in India every year (NURPHOTO) BBC News

A senior police officer told the media that most of the people among the dead at the fort’s tower were young.

Twenty-seven people were on the tower and the wall of the fort when the incident happened and some reportedly jumped to the ground.

Sunday alone saw nine more deaths from lightning strikes reported across Rajasthan state where Jaipur is located, according to local media reports.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.14: 2021:

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(WALES, U.K) JUST IN: Snowdonia was the wettest place in the UK on Friday, as nearly two dozen flood alerts were put in place following downpours #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – May.22: In Bridgend a family described seeing the roof blow off a house: Conditions on the M48 Severn Bridge have eased, with restrictions lifted: Windspeeds of 68mph (115km/h) were recorded on Mumbles Head in Swansea earlier on Friday:

Ace Weather Desk says ……Wales Flood warnings as heavy rain and winds hit: Gusts of 71mph (115km/h) were also recorded at Capel Curig, where more than 4in (106mm) of rain fell in 36 hours: A weather warning for wind issued by the Met Office was in place until 21:00 BST on Friday.

11 hours ago

People in strong winds in Tenby
Strong winds hit coastal areas on Thursday and are continuing to cause problems

Several areas of south and mid Wales had been affected by power outages, according to Western Power Distribution

More than 1,000 properties in Rhondda Cynon Taf, more than 300 on the Gower Peninsula and nearly 300 in northern Cardiff were left without electricity earlier – but power has been restored in most areas of Wales. 

A family in Bridgend described how they felt “panic” when they saw their roof blow off their home.

Adam PreddyThe fire service was called when a roof was blown off at Park Street in BridgendPhillip Dyke and Gaelle Stephan saw the roof blow off their home in Bridgend

“We called the fire brigade and within about an hour the roof came past our window and landed on the street,” said Phillip Dyke, who lives with his partner Gaelle and their 11-month-old baby.

“It was like something from a film.”

Ms Stephan said she was in “disbelief” as she saw the top of building come off, like it was “not really real.” 

It comes after a surfer had to be rescued after getting into difficulty off Anglesey on Thursday.

Train services across south Wales are also disrupted, with lines closed and trains delayed.

Flooding also meant services were suspended on the Conwy Valley line in north Wales between Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

In Ceredigion, the A487 between Cardigan and Penbryn was closed in both direction on Friday evening due to fallen trees.

In addition to flood alerts across Wales, Natural Resources Wales has also issued a full flood warning for the Lower Dee Valley in north-east Wales.

Wet and windy end to the week before settling down

The yellow warning will be in force from 15:00 Thursday evening through to 21:00 Friday night, with some delays to transport likely and damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, as well as some tree damage.  

The wind warning coincides with further unsettled weather across much of the UK, as an area of low pressure moves in from the west on Thursday, bringing continued wet and windy weather for the UK. The heaviest rain on Thursday will fall in Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, northwest Wales and northern England with between 40mm and 60mm expected in places.  

Outbreaks of heavy rain will continue for much of the UK into Friday while the wind warning is in place for southern areas but the low pressure system will gradually clear out into the North Sea later on Friday, leaving continued showery remnants for the weekend.  

Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “The low pressure system moving in from the west is going to bring some heavy rain across much of the UK from Thursday and into Friday. With wind looking to be strongest in southern coastal areas, as well as Wales, there’s a chance of some disruption to travel plans and potential damage to temporary structures, such as tents and marquees.”

There will be plenty of sunshine on offer out there this afternoon with highs of 18 °C 🌤️

However it won’t be entirely dry, particularly in the east, as there’ll be some heavy showers around with a risk of thunder ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/KKUqhKIzOl— Met Office (@metoffice) May 19, 2021

Despite unsettled conditions continuing through the weekend, there is a sign of drier conditions to come from Tuesday, with some indications of temperatures starting to climb towards more typical figures for the time of year. This spell of weather will likely keep nights cooler than the long-term average, but warmer days compared to what we’ve seen recently.  

Dan added: “There are some glimmers of hope in the forecast into next week, with more settled weather possible from Tuesday. In areas of prolonged sunshine, we should be seeing some quite pleasant conditions, but night temperatures will continue to stay stubbornly low.” https://www.youtube.com/embed/XlqQfPkb9vA?rel=0

May so far has been cooler and wetter than average. although still not at record levels for the month. The full review of May’s weather will be available at the end of the month.

#AceWeatherDesk report …Published: May.22: 2021:

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(BEIJING, China.) JUST IN: The Chinese capital has been shrouded in thick brown dust due to heavy winds blowing in from the Gobi Desert and parts of north-western and creating what the weather bureau has called the biggest sandstorm in a decade #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.15: Skyscrapers in the centre of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand: Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights out of the capital’s two main airports were cancelled before midday (local time).

Beijing choked by worst dust storm in decade: ‘The China Meteorological Administration announced a yellow alert, saying sandstorms had spread from Inner Mongolia into the provinces of Gansu, Shanxi and Hebei, which surrounds Beijing’

Posted 5h ago

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Skyscrapers disappeared from view and the air quality index worsened due to the sandstorm.

“It looks like the end of the world,” said Beijing resident Flora Zou, 25, who works in the fashion sector: “ In this kind of weather I really, really don’t want to be outside.”

A woman stands in front of a modern building covered in smog in Beijing
Chinese authorities have sought to reduce smog in Beijing.(AP: Andy Wong)

Air pollution reaches dangerous levels

The National Meteorological Centre forecasted the sand and dust would affect 12 provinces and regions from Xinjiang in the far north-west to Heilongjiang in the north-east and the eastern coastal port city of Tianjin. 

“This is the most intense sandstorm weather our country has seen in 10 years, as well as it covering the broadest area,” the centre said in a post on its website. 

A woman rides a bike down a street covered in yellow smog
The sandstorm brought a tinted haze to Beijing’s skies and sent air quality indices soaring.(Reuters: Thomas Peter)

Neighbouring Mongolia was also hit by heavy sandstorms, with at least 341 people reported missing, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.

Flights have been grounded out of Hohhot, capital of China’s Inner Mongolia.

Around a fifth of the incoming and outbound flights at Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport were also cancelled.

Beijing’s official air quality index reached a maximum of 500 on Monday morning, with floating particles known as PM10 rising beyond 8,000 micrograms per cubic metre in some districts, according to the city’s pollution monitoring centre.Loading

The World Health Organization recommends average daily PM 10 concentrations of no more than 50 micrograms.

Readings of PM2.5, smaller particles that infiltrate the lungs, were also above 300 micrograms per cubic metre, far higher than China’s standard of 35 micrograms.

The sandstorms were expected to shift south towards the Yangtze River delta and should clear by Wednesday or Thursday, the environment ministry said.

The ‘great green wall’

Beijing faces regular sandstorms in March and April due to its proximity to the massive Gobi Desert as well as deforestation and soil erosion throughout northern China.

Beijing has planted a “great green wall” of trees to trap incoming dust and has also tried to create air corridors that channel the wind and allow sand and other pollutants to pass through more quickly.

Commuters drive past office buildings shrouded in dust
Environmentalists say China needs to do more to reduce its dependency on coal.(AP: Andy Wong)

This has reduced the storms’ intensity, but the expansion of cities and industries has put constant pressure on the environment throughout China. 

It wasn’t clear if the storm was related to a recent general decline in air quality despite efforts to end Beijing’s choking smog.

Tangshan, China’s top steelmaking city and a major source of pollution in Beijing and Hebei, said on Saturday it would punish local enterprises for failing to carry out emergency anti-smog measures.

Beijing and surrounding regions have been suffering from high levels of pollution in recent weeks, with the city shrouded in smog during the national session of parliament which began on March 5.

The ruling Communist Party has pledged to reduce carbon emissions per unit of economic output by 18 per cent over the next five years.

Environmentalists say China needs to do more to reduce dependency on coal that has made it the world’s biggest emitter of climate-changing gasses. 


#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.15: 2021:

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(PORTLAND, Maine.) Ace Weather Report: The northeastern U.S. braced Saturday for a powerful, windy storm that forecasters say could bring 18 inches (46 centimeters) or more of heavy, wet snow to parts of the region according to Time #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.05: The heavy, blowing snow expected in the afternoon in New England may result in near-blizzard conditions that make travel difficult: The nor’easter could dump as much as a foot (30 centimeters) of snow on suburban Boston: ” The chief hazards with the current forecast include hazardous driving conditions in the early hours, the volume of wet snow forecasted to fall and possible gusty winds in coastal areas,” said Alec O’Meara, the spokesman for Unitil Corp., an electric and gas utility in New England: Crews are on standby in case of power outages, O’Meara said:

NorEasterly on Saturday as U.S.braced for powerful, windy storm that could bring 18-inches or more of heavy snow accoridng to Time.Com/

National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Clair of the Gray, Maine, office said the storm is beginning as rain and is expected to turn to snow Saturday afternoon: In some areas, snowfall of 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) per hour is possible: ” This is the first big one,” Clair said of the beginning of the winter season. “There has been some snow up in the mountains, but this is the first one across where most people live.”……….While localized totals of more than 18 inches are possible in the higher terrain, Clair says that in general, the region is expected to get hit hardest just inland, where forecasts call for about a foot of snow.

Areas south of New England, including the New York region, are expected to see heavy rain and strong winds: In Canada, the storm is expected to affect southern Quebec and New Brunswick:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Dec.05: 2020:

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#HurricaneRosa intensified into a major storm in the Pacific Ocean, with maximum sustained winds near 145 miles per hour (230 kph) and little change in strength was expected overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late on Thursday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Sept.28: On the Pacific side, Powerful hurricane ‘Rosa’ may threaten #Phoenix and the desert southwest with strong winds and very heavy rain early next week. #Rosa #tropics #khou11 #houston #weather #HTownRush pic.twitter.com/ddMasZXeYd— david paul (@DavidPaulKHOU) September 27, 2018: Ace Newsroom Live https://ift.tt/2OkA6rU #AceNewsDesk reports

Rosa, a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, was about 605 miles (975 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and moving west at almost 9 mph (15 kph).

It is the seventh category 4 hurricane of the season.

“Little significant change in strength is forecast overnight, with some slow weakening anticipated by Saturday, and a larger decrease in wind speed expected early next week,” the NHC said in its advisory.

Swells generated by Rosa are forecast to affect parts of the coastlines of southwestern Mexico, the southern Baja California Peninsula, and southern California later this week and over the weekend.

“These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the Miami-based center said.

However, no coastal watches or warnings are in effect, the NHC said.

#Mexico Weather Alert: Tropical Storm #Rosa could become a major hurricane on Thursday Sept 27. Swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of SW Mexico and southern #BajaCalifornia. Swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents. http://ow.ly/BZKN30lZlG8 pic.twitter.com/7UhTjSbBme

Reuters: https://t.me/reuters_news/57307 Published: September.28:2018: Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Sandra Maler and Darren Schuettler

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#AceNewsServices – 03 – November 2014 – The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released the final synthesis report for its Fifth Assessment Report on the current scientific knowledge around our changing climate.

' Landmark report on climate change finalised '

‘ Landmark report on climate change finalised ‘

Distilling and integrating material from the three Working Group reports on the science, impacts and mitigation of climate change, the Synthesis Report will be a vital document for policymakers.

Hundreds of leading scientists, including many from the Met Office, and thousands of expert reviewers have been involved in compiling the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and this final report marks the end of the process.

The Synthesis Report is available to download from the IPCC’s website.

While it is already well established that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases from human emissions have been contributing to global temperature rise, the report focuses on how much warming we may see, where it will warm fastest and what the implications are for people all over the world.

Key conclusions include:

  • There is more confidence than ever before that the world is warming because we can see changes across our climate system – including temperatures, sea level rise, shrinking glaciers and reducing Arctic sea ice;

  • There is mounting evidence that human activity has altered extremes of weather and will cause further changes in the future;

  • Climate change is having an impact on the natural world and we expect those impacts to become greater in future – with species changing locations and responding to changes in seasons;

  • Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have risen by more than 40% since pre-industrial times, and manmade greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise;

  • It is inevitable that we will see some further warming, but reducing greenhouse gas emissions would substantially reduce the risks of climate change later this century.

Professor Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist at the Met Office, said: “This important report from the IPCC provides a science basis for global policymakers to make key decisions in the coming months and years.

“The next challenge for climate science is to accelerate our understanding of regional and local impacts to help society manage the risks associated with future climate changes and weather extremes.

“This will involve using advances in supercomputing to understand better how the climate system will continue to change both in the UK and around the world. By doing this we can provide a solid evidence base to ensure UK investment decisions, and our future prosperity, remain resilient to future climate risk.”

Last updated: 31 October 2014


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Scotland records UK’s hottest day of 2014 as temperatures top 26C

Summer sun: Warm weather was enjoyed across central Scotland on Wednesday.

Scotland has recorded the hottest UK temperature of the year, with Perthshire soaring to 26.5C on Wednesday.

The record-equalling high was set at Strathallan, near the village of Forgandenny. STV (Scottish Television) weather presenter Sean Batty, who said the warm temperatures of the past few days have made parts of Scotland just as hot as many Mediterranean holiday destinations, warned Scots to take care. “The UV levels are at their highest point now with just a few days to go till the summer solstice,” he said. “Towards the end of the week the temperatures will come down to mid teen values for most of the country and there will also be a higher risk of some showery rain.” The temperature set at Strathallan equals that recorded in Writtle in Essex on Monday. My city hot 27 yesterday and it was BAKING outside. Here in Scotland we make the most of this weather, it could last a day, a week, an hour 😀 And of course nobody can deny eye candy right?

1 mile from my house

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` Rescuers Report Finding Seven Survivors of a Minibus Crash ‘

#AceNewsServices – DAGESTAN – June 04  – Rescuers have reportedly found seven survivors of a minibus crash in the Russian North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.

One child was found dead, ITAR-TASS quoted a duty police officer in Tsuntinsky district as saying on Wednesday.

The information was preliminary, and it was still unclear how many passengers had been on the bus, he said.

Ten people were killed and seven injured after a minibus fell off a cliff in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, RIA Novosti reported. Two children were among those dead, according to local police. In the past few days, it has been raining heavily in the Tsuntinsky district where the incident happened.

The accident that happened near the settlement of Sagada on Wednesday morning might have been caused by adverse weather conditions. “It has been raining heavily in the district in the past few days. Perhaps the road was damaged,” the officer said.


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Religion, heaven, hatred, JFK, John Lennon, Imagine

Imagine by John Lennon is a song that will stand the test of time, no argument, it is a masterpiece. One thing that I struggle with is when people say “Why would we want no Heaven and no religion t00” I don’t think this was what John was actually meaning, he sang for world peace and like Bob Marley, JFK and his Brother, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and many more who came with the same message, they were killed, or shot, every time someone with a message of Hope and Peace comes along they get killed. Jesus, the good book tells us came to Earth, he was killed, if Jesus came again, I truly believe we would kill him again. Satan runs this blue globe, we just have people who believe in God and too many Religions

These are his a lyric in his song. NOW, When I ask a religious person who live by their chosen book about say, Noah’s Ark, we know the story is not entirely true, but there may be truth somewhere in the story, two of every Animal on a boat today would be impossible. I get told “Shaun it’s a metaphor” People dislike that line “Imagine there’s no heaven” but look right over many other lines in the song “Imagine all the people living life in peace”

So when people say to me “I don’t like Imagine, why would we want no heaven” I don’t get offended I get confused, not to the stage I want to cry 😀 But I see God as the way, religion was man made, so is flawed. John Lennon believed in God then stopped, he is quoted many times saying religion poisoned his soul, there is a song below, he wanted love and peace, his message was simple, his song’s a metaphor. But when he sang “Imagine there’s no Heaven or religion” REALLY, think, imagine there was not, nor religion, would the World not be a better place? His song was a metaphor, we can’t have our cake and eat it, I ask if the fear of Death makes people add religion to their lives. John also said “We measure God through our Pain”

All I know is, for me and what I see, people turn to God in times of trouble, I do also, but I also thank God when things are going good, how many don’t do this. My mother told me “Never talk Religion or Politics” Well sadly I am very opinionated and in this blog I cover both subjects. I dislike the fact we can’t talk religion on the presumption it WILL cause an argument, if that is so, then am I right? I am asking here, I mean to offend nobody, my big ‘ol brain just got turning on this one

Religion is not the problem I said it a few blogs ago, people are. I was playing this song earlier and I remember I put it on my Song of the day once and got abuse for it, yeah abuse from religious god loving people

John isn’t saying “Imagine there is no God” IT IS A METAPHOR, he is singing about a World of peace. The exact same metaphor as most if not all of the bible, stories with a truth behind them. We can’t know the bible is true, we can only have faith in its words. If anyone can show me every word is true, bring it on. But I don’t need words to love MY God, same God you love, and to pray every day

Just Imagine a life, a world with no religion, just people loving God, now would that not be good? Also Lawyers and CEO’s, but that is another blog. I truly believe people who dislike Imagine need to educate themselves on the meaning of the song. I ask MANY questions from many people about God and the Bible and am told “It’s a Metaphor” Also the peace sign, it’s NOT Jesus upside down on the cross, it means Nuclear disarmament People must educate themselves away from a book, I can prove this but many will believe as they do anyway, like the woman I spoke to who didn’t believe in dinosaurs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbols

Many times people have unfollowed me for saying these things, I think these people bring my blog to be true. To dislike someone for asking a question, well they were never a friend. If you have faith and believe every Word of your book, I respect that, but open your mind, just for a second and think away from that book. There is a saying here in Scotland “Never trust anyone with one Book” The joke I believe is or was aimed at Islam, again I have no problems with Islam, just the fundamentalists, but we have Christian fundamentalists in the Westboro Baptist Church.

frz7So I ask, if people who hate all Muslims due to fundamentalists are for real, then should everyone hate all Christians because of Westboro Baptist Church. I am asking a question and I would appreciate ADULTS debate. I may even learn something. I also can’t get my mind around people who want to talk about Gay Marriage and Abortion when the World is on the brink of war! STOP FIGHTING OVER WHO MADE THE WORLD AND US AND COME TOGETHER ON WHO IS KILLING IT AND US!!

JFK was our last hope, our last chance. nobody will come again, he warned us and as you all know, he died 6 days after this speech

I did a blog in my old blog Prayingforoneday and someone, a woman I called a friend said “You can’t ask that, it’s stupid” then unfollowed me. This is a woman of God, but sadly her religion made her hate. I ask, do you think religion makes people hate? There are over 5,000 religions on Earth, why is this? So many branches coming off the same tree of life and all throwing stones at each other

God I love and pray to every day, religion causes so many issues, but it’s the people in religion who hate over 1 song for example.

It’s easy if you try, to just love and not push people away from Church’s, as many do

This was no rant, this was me writing in the hope of debate and as I say, I may learn something new

Should any religious person get angry at me, you are proving my point

I know I am right, but so do you, and there is our problem

More love, less hate


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” Surviving the Polar Vortex and How People Coped in Atlanta”

#AceWeatherNews says a recent article in the CSM describes how the people of Atlanta coped during the recent “Polar Vortex” when temperatures fell to as low as 6 degrees Farenheit   

Satellite Image Shows Entry of the Polar Vorte...

Satellite Image Shows Entry of the Polar Vortex into the Northern U.S. (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

Anthony Gray did what almost all of the 6,000 or so homeless people in Atlanta had to do Monday, as temperatures plunged to a record 6 degrees F.: He made a decision to possibly save his own life, or at least his fingers and toes, from the polar vortex.

  • A person who says he likes his own space, which means often sleeping by himself outdoors, Mr. Gray decided to seek shelter with the multitudes clustering around community hearths amid a dangerous, even deadly, Arcticcold wave that weather experts said had the potential of freezing bare skin with only 15 minutes of exposure.

“All the homeless people ran for their lives, and I did, too!” says Gray, who took sanctuary in county-run Grady Hospital, which cares for the city’s poor. “I’d never seen it so cold in the South.” he said.

Good bye, Polar Vortex!

Good bye, Polar Vortex! (Photo credit: vanhookc)

As temperatures finally floated above freezing on Thursday, those who live in a part of the country unaccustomed to minus wind chills reflected on a dangerous few days that plunged Southern cities with vulnerable homeless people from Austin to Atlanta into a historic cold.

To be sure, the chill took its toll: Two people died in the Atlanta area from exposure, part of a cohort of some 21 people across the US who died for reasons connected in some way to the frigid weather.

Comparatively, however, only a few who perished could be considered chronically homeless, even though those folks are arguably the most cold-vulnerable group of Americans, with as many as 800,000 of them sleeping outside on any given night.

That suggests to some that many Americans showed particular, though perhaps not unexpected, concern for the less fortunate in a cold snap that exposed so many already-vulnerable citizens to weather that was, as Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth told NBC News, “[It is cold enough to take your breath away}”

State emergency officials said they were on high alert as the dense mass of polar cold air approached last weekend. Yet in the end, not a single Georgia municipality requested help from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), which mostly gave warnings and updates on the “weather event” as it proceeded into the midweek.

Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex (Photo credit: kingston99)

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“White Christmas in UK a Maybe According to Met Office”

#AceWeatherNews says as at 20 December 2013 – Met Office forecasters are expecting the current unsettled weather to continue in the run up to Christmas, with spells of heavy rain and strong winds affecting the UK at times.

Weather UnsettledMuch of this weekend will be cool and showery before an area of low pressure develops over the Atlantic on Sunday, deepening rapidly to pass just to the north-west of the UK on Monday and into Tuesday. This is bringing very strong winds and heavy rain to much of the UK from Monday morning through to late Tuesday morning and Met Office National Severe Weather Warningshave been issued for wind and rain across the southwest and northern areas of the UK over the next few days.

The public should be aware of the potential for significant disruption to travel due to the very strong winds and also the risk of some flooding issues due to the heavy rain.

Weather High WindsDuring this period of unsettled weather, people are advised to stay up to date with the latest Met Office forecasts and National Severe Weather Warnings and find out what to do in severe weatherso they can plan ahead for the weather in store and make the most of the festive season.

Chief Forecaster Eddy Carroll said: “We can expect stormy weather in many areas to start the Christmas week, but looking forward to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we are expecting it to turn colder, with a mix of wintry showers and sunny spells but for wind speeds to drop. So there is a chance that some places may see a White Christmas“.

Throughout this unsettled spell Met Office forecasters and advisors are working round the clock with our partners to keep everyone up to date with the latest forecast information so they can plan and prepare for the expected weather.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “People who are set to be away from home for the festive period are urged to check the flood situation and take precautionary steps to prepare, for example by moving valuable items to safety, before travelling. People are also urged to check the flood risk situation for their journey and at their destination.

“People are also being urged not to drive through dangerous flood water. The Environment Agency has teams on the ground checking flood defences and monitoring river levels and will have teams ready to respond throughout the Christmas period.”

John McTaggart Head of On-Road Services at the Highways Agency said: “We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor conditions ahead of the weather being forecast for next week.

“Road users are urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions once they are on motorways and major trunk roads.

“Be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and bicycles plenty of space. In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close certain bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signposted diversion routes.”

Don’t forget you can “Tell a Forecaster” the impacts the weather is having in your area, uploading photos and information via your mobile phone.

In this video Met Office Chief Forecaster, Eddy Carroll, explains how we expect the weather to develop over the next  few days, the potential for a stormy day on Monday and whether we’ll see a White Christmas.

Last updated: 20 December 2013


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#Public Information: For the Elderly About Cold-Weather Payments During this Winter

New figures show that the government has spent over £706 million since 2010 with 28 million Cold Weather Payments during the winter.

WinterAs the first icy blasts of cold weather set in, new figures reveal that the government has spent over £706 million since 2010 with 28 million Cold Weather Payments helping those most in need keep warm during the depths of winter.

Payments are made automatically to those who qualify when temperatures are forecast to plummet, including poorer pensioners, disabled adults and children, and families with children under 5 who receive an income-related benefit.

Cold Weather Payments are made for each 7-day period of very cold weather – if temperatures are recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.

Department for Work and Pensions Minister Steve Webb said:

We are absolutely committed to helping the poorest pensioners and those most susceptible to the cold. We permanently increased Cold Weather Payments to £25 a week to help them heat their homes when it’s really cold, and have paid out over £706m since 2010 on this support.

People who get Pension Credit are automatically paid Cold Weather Payments, and in the cold winter days ahead it’s even more important that older people check if they are entitled so they don’t miss out on Cold Weather Payments. If anyone thinks a family member, a friend or neighbour might be entitled to Pension Credit, I’d encourage them to ask them to get in touch and find out by calling – 0800 99 1234.

More information

Statistics on Cold Weather Payments since 2010, based on Social Fund Annual Reports, are below.

Scotland Wales England Great Britain
2010/11 Number of payments 3,757,900 754,800 12,719,500 17,232,200
Expenditure (£) £93,947,500 £18,870,000 £317,991,425 £430,808,925
Number of recipients 776,300 182,100 3,110,900 4,069,300
2011/12 Number of payments 72,500 124,100 4,970,300 5,166,900
Expenditure (£) £1,812,500 £3,102,500 £124,257,500 £129,172,500
Number of recipients 49,600 62,400 3,057,400 3,169,400
2012/13 Number of payments 306,600 253,100 5,285,300 5,845,000
Expenditure (£) £7,665,000 £6,327,500 £132,132,500 £146,125,000
Number of recipients 133,600 75,700 3,081,500 3,290,800
£ Totals £103,425,000 £28,300,000 £574,381,425 £706,106,425

Over this period 28,244,100 million payments were made.

The figures for Wales and Scotland only include those from weather stations which cover areas entirely in each of Wales and Scotland ; weather station areas which straddle the Wales/England or Scotland/England borders are included in the figures for England, so it is possible they include some under-reporting in Wales and Scotland border regions, and consequent over-reporting for England.

The number of payments and number of individuals are rounded to the nearest 1,000, expenditure figures are rounded to the nearest £100,000.

Information on payments and expenditure against individual weather stations is published each year in the Social Fund Annual Report.

Over 1 million pensioners may be entitled to Pension Credit worth up to £2.8bn (2009/10) who are not claiming it. People can claim Pension Credit, as well as Housing Benefit, in one free phone call on – 0800 99 1234 without the need to sign a form.

Winter Fuel Payments also provide a valuable contribution to help older people with fuel bills in the colder winter months. Winter Fuel Payments are paid to more than 9 million households. The payment is £200 for households with someone over women’s State Pension age and £300 for those with someone aged 80 and over.

Around 2 million households receive assistance each year through the Warm Home Discount scheme; and well over 1 million of the poorest pensioners will receive a discount of £135 off their energy bill in winter 2013/14.

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English: Cold weather front

English: Cold weather front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Readers and Followers,

Better to be safe than sorry, so thought this would be useful information for you and your loved ones. So can you share and care to as many people as possible so they can be safe this Winter?

Thanks Ian  

The Met Office, Department of Health, and Health Protection Agency have launched the  Cold Weather plan for England 2012 which aims to prepare for, alert people to and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe cold in England.

The Cold Weather Plan, which has run successfully since 2011, has been developed by the Department of HealthMet Office and Health Protection Agency, and supported by AgeUK. The purpose of the Cold Weather Plan is to help raise awareness of the dangers of cold weather on health with both the public and professionals alike. It spells out what preparations both individuals and organisations could make to reduce health risks and includes specific measures to protect at-risk groups.

The Cold Weather Plan will be supported again this year by the Met Office Cold Weather Alert Service, which notifies frontline staff across the health, social care, Community and Voluntary sectors, and AgeUK, as well as the general public across England, when cold weather could impact on people’s’ health.

Although winter weather and snow can be fun, they are also associated with an increase in illnesses and injuries. Severe cold weather can be particularly dangerous for vulnerable groups such as older people and those with serious illnesses.

Met Office figures show that the winter of 2010/11 saw the coldest December in 100 years. Some areas saw temperatures fall as low as -10 and -20 °C overnight. Winter 2011/12 was milder but there were several cold snaps, notably at the start of February 2012.

The Met Office Cold Weather Alert Service runs from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013 and has five alert levels that depend on the severity of conditions. Together, the plan and alerts aim to prepare, alert and prevent the effects of winter weather on people’s health by helping keep people well.

Further details of how to prepare and reduce the effects of extreme weather conditions on your health can be found on THEIR website LINK BELOW!

Cold Weather Plan Launched Today just click link and a new page will open and take you to the sight information.

Link to information above: You can sign up as l have done for email alerts to your area of the UK at MET OFFICE ALERTS  

Be safe and sound this winter.

Regards, Editor {Ace News Group}

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