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Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Ground Handling
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Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria

Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria
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Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile

Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile
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Aircraft Operations to and from Endemic Countries: Key Considerations (Part 1 of 2)

Aircraft Operations to and from Endemic Countries: Key Considerations (Part 1 of 2)
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ATS Route Changes for U.S. and Canada: Part 1 – What, When & How

ATS Route Changes for U.S. and Canada: Part 1 – What, When & How
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This week's top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Operations in the UK: Ground Handling

The UK is a common destination for business aviation operations. While UK ground handling services are of a high standard, advance planning and early notification of handling requests improve service options and help avoid unnecessary delays...
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Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria

Four Tips for Protecting Your Aircraft From Germs and Bacteria

If you've been keeping up with the news lately, you've probably heard about the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa. Not unlike past outbreaks of other diseases (e.g., SARS, Bird Flu), this crisis has highlighted aviation since the industry is considered the most common transportation...
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Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile

Business Aircraft Operations to Los Cabos after Hurricane Odile

On September 14, Hurricane Odile made landfall in Los Cabos, Mexico, causing significant damage throughout Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Authorities and businesses have been working consistently over the past two months to repair...
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Aircraft Operations to and from Endemic Countries: Key Considerations (Part 1 of 2)

Aircraft Operations to and from Endemic Countries: Key Considerations (Part 1 of 2)

With Ebola coverage all over the news, it's more important than ever for business aircraft operators to be aware of and plan for international travel health risks. When you operate to/from regions with endemic health issues, it's important to be aware of any relevant travel restrictions...
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ATS Route Changes for U.S. and Canada: Part 1 – What, When & How

ATS Route Changes for U.S. and Canada: Part 1 – What, When & How

On September 9, 2014, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) published final rules on modification, revocation, and establishment of multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes within the north central and northeast U.S. NAV CANADA has also announced routing changes for...
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Africa/Middle East

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Botswana) There is a travel ban for all non-Botswana citizens traveling from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the Ebola virus outbreak. Botswana citizens are urged to delay non-essential travel to Ebola-affected countries.
  • (ALL - Cameroon) Officials have closed all borders with Nigeria and suspended all passenger flights to/from Nigeria due to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak.
  • (ALL - Cape Verde) Through 21 November, officials are prohibiting entry of any foreign non-resident who has visited any country affected by the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus in the last 30 days.
  • (ALL - Cote d'Ivoire) Commercial airliners are prohibited from carrying passengers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria to Cote d'Ivoire due to the Ebola virus outbreak. All passengers will have their temperature checked upon arrival from any destination.
  • (ALL - Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against all non-essential travel due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Efforts to contain the outbreak will likely result in critical commercial and transportation disruptions in all three countries.
  • (ALL - Saudi Arabia) All flights landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) with passengers from Jijiga, Ethiopia (HAJJ) will be subject to a fine.
  • (ALL - Senegal) The ban on air transport from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has been lifted. Land borders with Guinea will remain closed. Authorities will continue to implement Ebola screening measures at Leopold Sedar International Airport (DKR).
  • (ALL - South Africa) A health questionnaire must be completed by every passenger/crew member for any international flight from all destinations, including countries neighboring South Africa. Officials have also imposed a travel ban barring entry to all non-South Africans returning from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. All South Africans returning from any of these countries would face strict health screenings upon arrival and are advised against non-essential travel to the affected states.
  • (ALL - Turkey) U.S. citizens are no longer allowed to obtain a visa upon arrival. New regulations require U.S. citizens to obtain an e-visa prior to arrival.
  • (LCLK) Larnaca will be closed:
    • Between 2135-0315 through 30 November.
    • Between 2045-0330 on 1-14 December.
    • Between 2045-0330 on 19 January-1 March 2015.
    • Between 0045-0130 on 1 April-28 June 2015.
  • (LLBG) Tel Aviv will be closed to GA traffic:
    • Between 0600-1200 on 28 November.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 23 January-20 March 2015.
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September 2015.
  • (LTFJ) Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul will be closed:
    • Between 2200-0400 through 20 November.
    • Between 2100-0300 on 6-15 April 2015.
    • Between 2200-0200 on 4 May-10 October 2015.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FKYS) Yaounde - UVair supplier Air Total advises fuel restrictions of 8,000 USG per aircraft until further notice. Confirm availability in advance.
  • (FOOL) Libreville - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (HDAM) Djibouti - UVair supplier Air Total has exited this location.
  • (HHAS) Asmara - UVair supplier Air Total has fueling restrictions in place; only VIP flights are allowed access with prior validation.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

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Asia/Pacific/Australia

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Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Australia) Australia has imposed a temporary suspension on the processing of all Visa applications from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea due to the EVD (Ebola Virus disease) outbreak. Australia is also canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by anyone from the Ebola-affected countries who have yet to leave for Australia. Permanent visa holders from the affected countries are being required to submit to a 21-day quarantine period before departure to Australia. Visitors approved to travel to Australia will also face further screening and follow-up checks upon arrival. Australia also temporarily suspended its humanitarian program in the affected countries.
  • (ALL - China) Due to the spread of the Ebola virus, China will conduct medical exams of passengers who have been in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 21 days. The quarantine department should be informed in advance about any passenger visiting these countries in the past 21 days. Crew members should be replaced if they have been to these countries in the past 21 days.
  • (ALL - Maldives) On-arrival visas will not be issued for travelers (including third-country nationals) from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Maldivians returning from Ebola-affected countries will be isolated for the 21-day incubation period of the disease. Commercial international airlines need to complete the declaration of health section for each flight.
  • (NTAA) Papeete will be closed daily between 1800-0330 through 10 January 2015.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) UVair supplier changes pending for 1 December include:
    • (NWWW) Noumea - Air Total replaces PE SWP/Pacific Petroleum
    • (RJBE) Kobe - Air Total replaces Cosmo Oil
    • (RJFF) Rukuoka - Air Total replaces Idemitsu
  • (VARIOUS) UVair suppliers exiting on 1 December include:
    • (VAUD) Udaipur - Air BP exits
    • (VOTR) Tiruchirappalli - Air BP exits
    • (WSAP) Singapore - Air BP exits (provided only JP-8)
    • (YBSU) Maroochydore - Shell exits
  • (VARIOUS) ExxonMobil requires a minimum 72 hours prior notice for fueling or fuel cannot be guaranteed at:
    • (PGUM) Agana (Guam).
    • (PGSN) Saipan Island.
    • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands).
  • (PKMJ) Majuro (Marshall Islands) - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will be unable to fuel ad hoc operators during monthly supply replenishment scheduled for 3-5 December and 6-8 January 2015.
  • (RCSS) Songshan, Taipei - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco is unable to provide over-wing refueling.
  • (UTTT) Tashkent - UVair supplier Airport Authority will not provide fuel for tech stops. Only passenger flights where UTTT is the final destination will be fueled.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Hong Kong
Tension spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as police arrested four men early Wednesday after a small group of activists tried to force their way into the city's legislature in overnight clashes. The arrests came hours after authorities enforced a court order to clear some barricades from a small section of a site occupied by pro-democracy activists. Police used pepper spray, batons, and riot shields against the umbrella-wielding protesters wearing masks, goggles, and hardhats.

  Indonesia
The government's decision to increase fuel prices by more than 30 percent has led to strike plans by the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda). The group has called on all of its members to cease operations on Wednesday – a move that could impact millions of public transportation riders.

  China
Eleven kindergarteners were killed when their packed minibus crashed into a truck in eastern China, state media reported on Tuesday. This is the latest in a series of accidents that have sparked anger over unsafe school transportation. The collision took place around 8 a.m. when the truck collided with the minibus carrying 14 children in the eastern province of Shandong. The bus driver was also killed. Local police said the bus was overloaded.

  India
At least six people have died in a standoff between police and a religious leader. Police said Wednesday that Sant Rampal, 63, is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case, but has ignored orders to appear in court. Riot police tried to storm his 12-acre complex on Tuesday, but Rampal's followers, some of them using guns, rocks, and batons, fought back, injuring 200, including security forces. On Wednesday, the guru's followers handed over the bodies of four women.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

The Philippines - 20 November
U.S. citizens are warned of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area due to terrorist and insurgent activities.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/philippines-travel-warning.html

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Europe/Eastern Europe

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Denmark) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all arriving aircraft from foreign destinations must notify the local health service if persons on board are suffering from contagious diseases, or if there is any risk of other conditions that may lead to the spread of diseases.
  • (ALL - Greece) Due to the Ebola outbreak, all passengers and crew arriving from Africa must complete an incoming passenger card. If anyone onboard has traveled to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, or Nigeria, the center for disease control and prevention must be contacted for instructions.
  • (ALL - Italy) Due to the Ebola virus outbreak, all flights to/from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be required to complete a passenger locator card for all passengers/crew and retain the cards for at least 21 days. Cards shall be made available to the Ministry of Health.
  • (VARIOUS - Ukraine) Both Simferopol (UKFF) and Sevastopol (UKFB) airports are closed due to the political climate between Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding Crimea.
  • (EGBB) Birmingham-Elmdon will be closed between 1446-2359 through 22 November.
  • (EGGW) London-Luton will be closed between 0001-0530 on 7-15 March 2015.
  • (EGLF) Farnborough will be closed between 0700-2200 on 25-26 December.
  • (EGNH) Blackpool Airport has closed permanently.
  • (EGSY) Sheffield has closed permanently.
  • (EIDW) Dublin will be closed between 2330-0400 on 24-26 December.
  • (LIML) Linate, Milan will be closed between 2315-0430 through 21 November.
  • (LIPZ) Venice will be closed between 1230-1700 on 20-21 November.
  • (LIRA) Ciampino, Rome will be closed between 2300-0500 through 22 November.
  • (LIRN) Naples will be closed between 2200-0500 through 21 November.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed:
    • Between 2259-0459 through 20 December.
    • Between 2259-0459 on 11 January-28 March 2015.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - Greece) When fueling with UVair supplier Shell and MOH Aviation Fuels, exempt operators must present a copy of their valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC, or national equivalent) to prove exemption from VAT and excise duties. A fuel release is required and UVair must provide operators' physical billing address (for AOC and non-AOC operators), and applicable VAT or tax identification number (VAT ID is required from all EU based operators, and for AOC uplifts only for all others; an AOC/ACC document number will not suffice in this case).
  • (VARIOUS - France) Operators must present an AOC (or other proof of exemption) in order to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Laval (LFOV), and Le Mans (LFRM).
  • (ENZV) Stavanger - UVair supplier Statoil expects continuing supply issues through 2014; tanker in sufficient stock or divert elsewhere.
  • (LEAB) Albacete - UVair supplier Air BP provides Jet A-1 type fuel; they are unable to fuel aircraft requiring JP-8 and fueling within the military area.
  • (LIMC) Malpensa, Milan - ENI via Skytanking is primary fueler; Air Total is available, but commercial takes top priority so expect delays.
  • (LIRF) Fiumicino, Rome - UVair supplier Air Total suggests tankering for operators planning tech stop refueling between 0500-0600 daily. Operators planning early morning departures should fuel on arrival or the evening before departure.
  • (LIRP) Pisa - Supplier Q8 suggests operators keep a copy of their UVair fuel release onboard the aircraft to prevent delays in fueling.
  • (LSZH) Zurich - UVair supply via Air Total is provided into plane at GA ramp by Jet Aviation; at commercial ramp via IPS (Into Plane Service Pool). Jet Aviation accepts UVair card and offers direct refueling on their ramp, but at retail price.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

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North America

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Canada) New travel visas will not be issued to residents or citizens of countries with widespread and persistent Ebola transmission. The government has also stopped the processing of permanent residency visas for people from the affected countries.
  • (ALL - United States) All travelers from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak (Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali) will now travel through one of five major U.S. airports: Washington, D.C.-Dulles (KIAD); Chicago-O'Hare (KORD); New York-JFK (KJFK); Newark-Liberty (KEWR); and Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson (KATL) to undergo an interview, temperature check, and additional protocols. All travelers returning from the affected countries will be monitored for 21 days.
  • (KHDI) Cleveland, TN - Hardwick Field has closed permanently.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) UVair supplier changes pending for 1 December include:
    • (CYBL) Campbell River - ExxonMobil (new supplier pending)
    • (CYKF) Kitchener - Waterloo Esso (new supplier pending)
    • (CYPQ) Peterborough - ExxonMobil (new supplier pending)
    • (CYQT) Thunder Bay - Thunder Bay Flite-ExxonMobil exits (Shell continues fueling)
  • (VARIOUS) UVair suppliers exiting on 1 December include:
    • (CYQB) Quebec - ExxonMobil exits (Petro-T/Avjet continues fueling)
    • (CYSJ) St. John - Irving Oil exits
    • (CYXE) Saskatoon - ExxonMobil exits (Shell continues fueling)
    • (CYXU) London - ExxonMobil exits (Shell continues fueling)
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  Mexico
Teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Tuesday took over the state judicial branch headquarters and held workers there for four hours as part of protests associated with the disappearance of 43 teaching students. About 500 members of Guerrero's state education workers coordinator, or CETEG, took over the Judicial Complex, which houses the offices of the state supreme court in Chilpancingo, the state capital.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.
To see all current travel warnings, visit here.

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South and Central America/Caribbean

Airport information and scheduled closings
  • (ALL - Antigua and Barbuda) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia are prohibited entry. Visas for travelers from these countries have been suspended. All passports are being reviewed to determine passenger travel history within six weeks prior to arrival. Precautions will be taken for anyone arriving from a country where the disease is endemic; anyone with symptoms will be placed in the quarantine facility for assessment. Anyone having contact with an Ebola patient or who has eaten bush meat will be placed under active surveillance for 21 days. If they have not been in contact with anyone with Ebola, they will be placed under passive surveillance. Authorities reserve the right to quarantine any returning resident or citizen.
  • (ALL - Colombia) Any traveler who has visited Sierra Leone. Liberia, Guinea, or Nigeria since 15 September will be denied entry due to the Ebola outbreak. This restriction applies to both Colombian nationals and foreigners. Visa applications will be denied under these restrictions as a preventative measure. Ebola virus disease (EVD) screenings will be conducted as needed and may cause travel delays.
  • (ALL - Haiti) Travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the past 28 days will be denied entry into Haiti. Travelers who have been to these countries more than 28 days before travel to Haiti must present a government-certified health certificate and the results of a blood test for the Ebola virus upon arrival.
  • (ALL - Dominican Republic) The government has banned entry to travelers who have been in the following countries in the past 30 days: Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, as well as any countries that the World Health Organization has deemed to be affected by the Ebola virus.
  • (ALL - Jamaica) The government has imposed an entry ban for travelers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as those who have visited these countries within the four weeks prior to their arrival. In addition, any Jamaican national who travels to the aforementioned countries will be quarantined for 28 days upon return to Jamaica.
  • (ALL - Saint Lucia) All visitors from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be denied entry to Saint Lucia until further notice. Visitors from Nigeria will be required to present a recent medical certificate, clearing them of the Ebola virus, in addition to a valid visa.
  • (ALL - St. Vincent and the Grenadines) A travel ban is in effect for nationals from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Guinea due to the Ebola virus and lack of medical resources to deal with a potential outbreak.
  • (ALL - Trinidad and Tobago) All visitors from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be prohibited entry along with any persons who visited the affected countries in the last six weeks. Trinidad and Tobago residents who visited the affected countries in the past six weeks will be quarantined for a minimum period of 21 days.
  • (MGGT) Guatemala City will be closed between 0600-0900 on 20-24 November.
  • (MRLB) Liberia will be closed between 0300-0559 through 6 December.
  • (MROC) San Jose will be closed between 0630-1030 through 21 November.
  • (SABE) Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires will be closed between 0430-0730 through 27 November.
  • (SBRF) Recife will be closed daily between 0300-0900 through 6 December.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 0500-1000 through 27 November.
  • (SPIM) Lima will be closed between 0655-0955 on 25 November through 9 December.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS) UVair supplier changes pending for 1 December include:
    • (MKJP) Kingston - Air Total replaces Chevron/Gulfstream
    • (SCEL) Santiago - Air BP main apron exits; Petrobras Chile will fuel at both GA ramp and main apron hydrant
  • (VARIOUS) UVair suppliers exiting on 1 December include:
    • (SBCR) Corumba - Petrobras exits
    • (SBMN) Manaus (Ponta Pelad) - Petrobras exits
  • (VARIOUS - Peru) Only domestic refueling is available through UVair supplier Petroperu (when next destination is within Peru). This includes (SPQT) Iquitos, (SPQU) Arequipa, (SPRU) Trujillo, (SPSO) Pisco, (SPST) Tarapoto, (SPTN) Tacna, (SPYL) Talara, and (SPZO) Cusco. UVair supplier Repsol Peru is fueling normally at (SPIM) Lima.
  • (MGGT) Guatemala City - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco, fueling on the east and military ramps from 0900-1600 LT, requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice. Outside these hours, or with less than 24 hours' notice, fueling will be on the south international ramp.
  • (MRLM) Puerto Limon City - No Jet A-1 fuel is available until further notice.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Colombia - 14 November
U.S. citizens are warned about the security situation in some rural and urban areas in Colombia due to violence linked to narco-trafficking.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/colombia-travel-warning.html

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NBAA update briefs

Visit http://www.nbaa.org/news/update/ for full versions of these briefs, plus much more of the week's business-aviation news.

NBAA, Other Aviation Groups Urge Action on Two Security-Related Senate Bills
In a 12 November letter to Senate leaders, NBAA and several other aviation industry groups reiterated their strong support for S.1893, the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act, and S.1804, the Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act.
http://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/security/20141114-nbaa-other-aviation-groups-urge-action-on-two-security-related-senate-bills.php

NBAA Access Committee Contributes to Newly Unveiled Flight Path Monitoring Guide
The Active Pilot Monitoring Working Group, a joint FAA/industry effort, has released its Practical Guide for Improving Flight Path Monitoring, which includes 20 recommendations to improve pilot monitoring.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/safety/20141113-nbaa-access-committee-contributes-to-newly-unveiled-flight-path-monitoring-guide.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 20,000 feet to 18,000 feet moving toward the southwest at 5 knots. Sinabung, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 14,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots. Sakurajima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 10,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 10 knots. Dukono, Halmahera, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots.

AFRICA
Thunderstorms are likely over central Africa. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast.

ASIA
Isolated thunderstorms should be limited to afternoons across extreme southeastern India and Sri Lanka as the transition to the dry season continues. A series of cold fronts pushing through northern and central Russia should produce snow across the region. A cold front pushing through eastern China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area through tomorrow. A developing area of low pressure just off the coast of Japan could lead to mainly afternoon thunderstorms across central Japan, including Tokyo and Chiba.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorms activity continues across Indonesia and Indo-China; intensity and frequency are lower as we transition to the drier, winter season. A strong cold front in the western North Pacific should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure approaching the Aleutian Islands should produce rain and snow across the region beginning tomorrow.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A weak cold front over southwestern Australia could produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region. A cold front pushing through eastern Australia should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region. A weak cold front pushing through New Zealand could produce rain showers across the area beginning Friday.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the central North Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over the northern U.K. should produce rain showers across the area. Low pressure over Eastern Europe should produce a wintry mix of precipitation across the area, especially Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine. Unsettled conditions should produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms across Greece and the Baltic States.

NORTH AMERICA
A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest should produce rain showers across the region. A stationary frontal boundary across the northern Rockies should produce snow from Alberta, Canada southward into northern Utah. Showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible over the next few days across south and east Texas as Gulf moisture interacts with an upper-level disturbance. Low pressure over Ontario, Canada should produce snow across the area, and also the Great Lakes region of the U.S.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A stationary frontal boundary over southern Brazil/Paraguay should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. A cold front approaching southern Chile and Argentina could produce rain showers across the region.

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