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Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security
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Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions
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SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension
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LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area
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Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

Business Aircraft Ops in the Philippines – CIQ and Security

For most airports in the Philippines, other than at Manila (RPLL), business aircraft crew members and passengers will clear Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) in the main terminal. It's important to have all required visas, as well as evidence of necessary vaccinations, when operating to the Philippines...
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Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Turkey Overflight Permit Changes – Part 2: Processing Permit Exemptions

Even if you do not currently have an overflight of Turkey planned, it's a good idea to apply for this permit exemption well in advance. Having it will give your business aircraft ongoing approval for unlimited overflights through Turkish airspace with only the requirement of filing a flight plan...
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SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

SENEAM Fees for Travel to or over Mexico – Part 2: Dealing with a SENEAM Suspension

When applying for a Mexican permit, you will not be notified of any outstanding Servicios a la Navegacion en el Espacio Aereo Mexicano (SENEAM) fees. Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) only processes landing permits and is not notified in advance of business aircraft operators...
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LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

LABACE 2015 Fly-In Prep: Permits, Flight Planning, and Local Area

As discussed in Part 1 of this article series, this year's Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) takes place August 11-13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In our last article, we covered airports; parking; and customs, immigration, and quarantine for business aircraft...
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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) Officials are prohibiting entry of any foreign non-resident who has visited any country affected by the Ebola virus in the last 30 days.
  • (ALL - Guinea-Bissau) Officials have re-opened its land border with Guinea.
  • (ALL - Kenya) Officials have closed the Suam border crossing (Trans-Nzola County) with Uganda due to the Ebola outbreak.
  • (ALL - Mauritania) Officials have closed its border with neighboring Mali after an Ebola-related death in the town of Kayes, Mali.
  • (ALL - Mauritius) All travelers who have visited Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and the Congo (DRC) in the last two months are banned from entry.
  • (ALL - Namibia) Foreigners traveling from countries affected by the Ebola virus are prohibited from entry.
  • (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 - Rwanda) All travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 22 days prior to arrival in Rwanda are prohibited from entry.
  • (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 (GOOY).
  • (ALL - Seychelles) Officials have removed restrictions on travelers from Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria. Entry is still suspended for all travelers who have visited the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the 28 days prior to travel.
  • (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 - South Sudan) Officials have placed a ban on all travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or the Congo (DRC) in the 21 days prior to travel. Entry of travelers from Nigeria is dependent on their health history and whether they visited Ebola virus-affected areas.
  • (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.
  • (LLBG) Tel Aviv will be closed:
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September.
    • Between 1500-1955 through 23 October.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 18 December.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 15 January 2016.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 12 February 2016.
    • Between 1600-2055 on 11 March 2016.
  • (LTFJ) Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen will be closed:
    • Between 2100-0300 on 11-19 August.
    • Between 0932-0200 through 1 October.
    • Between 2200-0200 through 1 October.
    • Between 2300-0300 on 2 November-24 March 2016.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (ALL - Yemen) UVair supplier YPC is not providing fuel to civilian aircraft as all airspace is closed due to airstrikes. Only military operations are allowed.
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FKKR) Garoua - UVair supplier Air Total has limited fuel. Fuel requests must provide volume requirements, an accurate schedule (no blanket period), and a minimum of 24 hours' advance notice to confirm availability.
  • (FMNN) Nosy-Be - UVair supplier Air Total has resumed limited jet fuel deliveries.
  • (FOOG) Port Gentil - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FVHA) Harare - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available.
  • (FZUA) Kananga - UVair supplier Cobil has no fuel available.
  • (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

  Egypt
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo early on Wednesday morning, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said. Gunmen in a car opened fire on guards outside the embassy of the Western African republic at around 1:00 a.m. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Giza, which is part of the greater Cairo metro area.

  Nigeria
At least 25 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in raids on Monday and Tuesday. Fighters in pick-up trucks attacked the town of Dille and two smaller communities in the Askira/Uba area in Borno state about 160 miles south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and the epicenter of the insurgency. The raids were the latest in a string of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants who have killed more than 600 people since President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration on May 29.

  Turkey
One police officer was kidnapped by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey late Tuesday. Police officer Sedat Yabalak was kidnapped on the Diyarbakir-Bingol Highway in the Lice town of Diyarbakir province in southeastern Turkey when he was driving with his family from northeastern Erzurum province to southeastern Sanliurfa province, according to the report. The incident came four days after another police officer was kidnapped on the same highway.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Nigeria - 27 July
U.S. citizens are warned of the risks of travel to Nigeria and urged to avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because of the security situation.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/nigeria-travel-warning.html

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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 has 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.
  • (ALL - North Korea) Officials have banned foreign tourists over fears of Ebola. The ban applies to all entry ports and border crossings. All other visitors will reportedly be required to spend 21 days in government-supervised quarantine, regardless of their country of origin or point of departure.
  • (RJAA) Tokyo-Narita will be closed between 1510-2030 through 31 July.
  • (VRMM) Male will be closed between 1900-0100 on 23 August through 21 November.
  • (WSSS) Singapore-Changi will be closed between 1025-1700 on 1-2 August.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (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 have no fuel available during monthly tanker replenishment, tentatively set for 6-11 August.
  • (UTTT) Tashkent - UVair supplier Airport Authority requires a fuel release; must include a complete itinerary, advise volume requirements, and confirm availability in advance due to recurring supply difficulties. For tech stop refueling, a minimum 24 hours' advance notice is required.
  • (VTBD) Bangkok-Don Mueang International - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco provides international fuel while PTT offers domestic; both require a fuel release.
  • (YBCS) Cairns - There are two distinct and separate sides of the airport. GA apron fueling is provided by Shell/Aviation Refuelers; commercial apron fueling is by ChevronTexaco, JUHI/C.A.R.S. and is offered at the hydrant or by tanker truck.
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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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.
  • (EGSY) Sheffield has closed permanently.
  • (LIML) Milan-Linate will be closed between 2201-0400 through 1 August.
  • (LIRA) Rome-Ciampino will be closed between 2200-0400 through 4 August.
  • (LSGG) Geneva will be closed between 2200-0359 through 25 October.
  • (UHPP) Petropavlovsk will be closed between 0800-2000 through 25 October.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - France) Operators must present a copy of their valid Air Operator's Certificate (AOC, or national equivalent) to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Auxerre (LFLA), Bergerac (LFBE), Laval (LFOV), Le Mans (LFRM), Perigueux (LFBX), and Tours (LFOT).
  • (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).
  • (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.
  • (LIRF) Rome-Fiumicino - UVair supplier Air Total suggests operators planning tech stop refueling or early morning departures between 0500-0600 daily should tanker in or fuel the evening before departure.
  • (LSZH) Zurich - UVair supplier Air Total's into plane fueler at the GA ramp is Jet Aviation; at the commercial ramp, into plane is by IPS (Into Plane Service Pool). Be aware that fuel obtained direct from Jet Aviation or Execujet, at their respective ramps, will be invoiced at their retail price, rather than UVair's GA or commercial price offered through Air Total.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  Spain
Two people have been injured, one critically, in a shootout in Barcelona's main tourist district La Rambla. Police are now searching for a masked gunman who escaped the scene. An armed man reportedly began shooting at the entrance and lobby of the Hotel Silken. The two victims were standing outside the hotel when the shooter approached and began firing.

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

None for this region at publication time.

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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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 - Belize) Officials have banned entry/visa issuance to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. Sierra Leone nationals, (no visa required) are also denied entry. Additionally, any travelers who have visited these countries in the past 30 days are also denied entry.
  • (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 - 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 - Guyana) Visas will not be issued to nationals from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Health officials will screen travelers who have visited these countries in the six weeks prior to arrival in Guyana.
  • (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 - 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 - Panama) Officials have banned entry of travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival. This ban will remain in place until these countries are declared Ebola-free.
  • (ALL - St. Kitts and Nevis) Officials have restricted the entry of nationals from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Similar measures will also be applied to travelers who have visited these countries 21 days prior to travel.
  • (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. Maarten) Visitors who have traveled to, from, or through the Congo (DRC), Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone 21 days prior to arrival will be denied entry, or transit through St. Maarten.
  • (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 - Suriname) Officials have banned entry to foreign travelers who have been to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the past 21 days prior to arrival, unless they can present an internationally recognized health certificate clearing them of the Ebola virus.
  • (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.
  • (SABE) Buenos Aires- Aeroparque Jorge Newbery will be closed between 0430-0730 on 11-27 August.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 0615-1000 on 8-31 August.
  • (SPIM) Lima will be closed between 0700-1000 on 14 September through 16 October.
  • (TNCA) Oranjestad (Aruba) will be closed between 0400-1100 through 7 October.
  • (TNCC) Willemstad will be closed between 0300-1000 through 15 August.
Low/no fuel announcements
  • (VARIOUS - Peru) International refueling is available from UVair supplier Petroperu at (SPQT) Iquitos and (SPQU) Arequipa only with presentation of a provisional DUA (40) customs declaration document authorizing the exported supply.
  • (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.
  • (SCEL) Santiago - UVair supplier Petrobras GA fuels only at Ramp P, fuel truck capacity is a maximum 10,000 liters. Those requiring larger volume uplifts should fuel with Petrobras at the main apron hydrant.
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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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.

Safety Issues, User Fees Top of Mind for NBAA Members at Oshkosh
NBAA Safety Committee members held a meet-and-greet session last week at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. They discussed some of their top priorities, including reducing inflight loss of control accidents and runway excursions.
http://www.nbaa.org/news/2015/20150727-safety-issues-user-fees-top-of-mind-for-nbaa-members-at-oshkosh.php

NBAA Takes Additional Action to Support East Hampton Airport Access
NBAA has filed a response in support of its pending complaint with the FAA to preserve access to East Hampton Airport (HTO) on New York's Long Island.
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airports/hto/20150723-nbaa-takes-additional-action-to-support-east-hampton-airport-access.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are three tropical systems. T.D. 13W is located about 600 miles east of Guam moving toward the northwest at 14 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots. T.D. 08E is about 1,000 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii moving toward the west at 14 knots with sustained winds of 30 knots. Tropical Storm Guillermo is about 1,060 miles southwest of Soccorro Island moving toward the northwest at 10 knots with sustained winds of 35 knots.

VOLCANOES
Suwanose-Jima, Ryukyu Island has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 5 knots. Dukono, Halmahera Island, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 23,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 30 knots. Raung, Java has an ash cloud from 14,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 15 knots. Karymsky, Kamchatka has an ash cloud from 15,000 feet to the surface moving toward the north at 15 knots.

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

ASIA
A large, broad low pressure area and its corresponding cold front are moving through central and northern Russia. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible through the weekend. A cold front pushing through northeast Russia should produce rain showers across the region. Mainly afternoon thunderstorms are expected across India and Sri Lanka as the rainy season continues. Low pressure north of Japan should keep rain showers in the forecast for central and northern Japan through Friday. An area of low pressure extending from Korea across southeast China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity continues across Indonesia and Indo-China as the rainy season continues. A series of weak low pressure areas in the North Pacific should produce rain showers. Low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should keep rain in the forecast through the weekend.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
A frontal boundary over southeastern Australia could produce rain showers and afternoon thunderstorms across the region. A cold front approaching New Zealand should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms beginning Friday.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front over the western North Atlantic should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front south of Iceland should produce rain showers. As this cold front moves east, showers and isolated thunderstorms may begin to move in over the U.K. A cold front approaching the Iberian Peninsula should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across Portugal and western Spain through Friday. A broad area of low pressure blankets northern and central Europe. Showers may be possible, especially over Scandinavia, through the weekend. A weak cold front extending from the Ukraine to northern Italy should produce mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the region.

NORTH AMERICA
A fast moving cold front is approaching the East Coast of the U.S. Thunderstorms can be expected from northern New England to the Carolinas. Some of these storms could become severe, producing frequent lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rain, which could cause some flash flooding. Low pressure east of Florida could enhance mainly afternoon thunderstorms across southern and central Florida. Unsettled conditions across Arizona, New Mexico, and portions of the southern Plains should produce showers and thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over the northern Plains could produce mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the region, especially northern Minnesota. Low pressure over the Canadian Maritimes should produce rain showers and gusty winds.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. Weak low pressure over southeastern Brazil and Uruguay should produce rain showers and thunderstorms. A cold front pushing through southern Chile-Argentina should produce rain showers.

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