Worldwide All Hazards Briefing for 18 July 2018, 11:00 am EDT / 15:00 GMT

September 22nd, 2014

World Synopsis – Topical Storm Son-Tinh will threaten northern Vietnam with heavy rains. Severe thunderstorms are on tap for the central U.S. and stormy weather for parts of eastern Europe. Asia & India will continue to experience monsoonal rains.


Tropical Severe Weather –

Gulf of Tonkin – Vietnam – Tropical Storm Son-tinh: After passing over Hainan, Tropical Storm Son-tinh has its sights northern parts of Vietnam and Laos in the coming days. As this storm tracks westward, the greatest risk for flooding and local damaging winds will increase from northern Vietnam and Laos late Wednesday into Thursday. The storm is expected to make landfall over northern Vietnam as a minimal tropical storm in less than 12 hours.

Mudslides may further endanger lives and property in the mountains. Flooding rainfall will be the most widespread threat as rainfall of 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) will be widespread from Hainan into northern Vietnam and Laos. This includes the Vietnam capital of Hanoi and the Laos capital of Vientiane. Hardest-hit areas can expect rainfall amounts up to 250 mm (10 inches).

Son-tinh will weaken as it moves farther inland, ending the threat for any damaging winds before the storm reaches northern Laos.

Philippine Sea – Tropical Depression #12 has been born and is expected to eventually track to the northwest through the southern Ryukyu Islands and eventually make landfall over eastern China in about four days as a tropical storm. This a rough estimate as there is low confidence in the forecast track.  Heavy rains will be the main threat.  Interests in the region should monitor the progress of this developing storm system.


North America Severe Weather


US / Canada Synopsis: Severe thunderstorm over the Plains, while it will be hot over the southwest.



Severe Thunderstorm Outlook – There is an ENHANCED RISK of severe thunderstorms over parts of southern South Dakota and northern / eastern Nebraska. Damaging winds, hail, and a couple of tornadoes are possible within the risk area.


Hazardous Summer Heat Continues for Several Spots – More summer heat is expected for parts of the western and southern U.S. this week. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for parts of the West, while Heat Advisories blanket the South. Record high temperatures are possible in the South this weekend well into next week, so this period of hazardous heat will be a prolonged one.


Canada – Other than hot weather, widespread severe weather is not expected.


International Severe Weather


Caribbean / Central / South AmericaWidespread severe weather is not expected.


EMEAFor Europe, today and Thursday Czech Republic & Poland – Heavy rains will bring the threat of flash flooding and river flooding for the eastern Czech Republic and neighboring southwestern Poland.  Total rainfall of 70 to 120 mm is expected through Thursday, especially over eastern Czech Republic.


Asia / Pacific Rim – China – Heavy Rains through Thursday southwestern Guangdong coastal regions, central-southern Hainan Island, and coastal areas of Guangxi will be exposed to heavy rain to rainstorm. In some regions, heavy downpour (100-150mm) will emerge. The maximum rainfall will register 20-50mm. Severe convective weather like thunderstorm, gale or hail will lash some areas. Heavy rain or rainstorm will batter central-western Heilongjiang, western Inner Mongolia, northeastern Qinghai, central Gansu, northern Ningxia, and western Sichuan Basin.


Vietnam to Myanmar – Heavy monsoonal rains will continue to bring the threat of flash flooding for much of the Indochina Peninsula for the next couple of days.


India – Monsoonal rains continue – The heaviest monsoon rain focuses on western and central parts of the nation in the coming days. Daily downpours have caused widespread flooding across Gujarat, with southern areas being hit the hardest.

Hardest-hit parts of southern Gujarat have reported more than 700 mm (27.50 inches) in past the week. Downpours are expected to diminish across Gujarat by Thursday; however ongoing flooding problems will continue.

No break in the frequent monsoon downpours will come to India’s western coast from Mumbai to Mangaluru into this weekend. Another zone of heavy rain is expected to focus on the corridor from Odisha to Madhya Pradesh and southeastern Rajasthan this week as a monsoon low tracks over central India. Both of the regions will face the highest risk of flash flooding across India. Widespread rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected with local amounts over 300 mm (12 inches) through Friday.

The most intense downpours can quickly trigger new flooding or worsen ongoing problems. Residents should prepare for more evacuations and a risk of localized landslides in the higher terrain.

Travel can be brought to a halt for a time where floodwaters inundate roads, runways or railroads.

While the monsoon low tracks farther to the south, downpours can still bring localized flooding and travel disruptions to the National Capital Region (NCR). Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible each day into this weekend.


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