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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
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Business Aircraft Ops Planning: Rugby World Cup 2015 (UK)

Business Aircraft Ops Planning: Rugby World Cup 2015 (UK)
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In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft

In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft
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North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum
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Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Jet Ops to Kenya: Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Kenya is generally a straightforward business aircraft operating environment from the perspective of Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) clearance and procedures. However, it's important to ensure you have all required documentation and applicable visas – including a gen dec stamped by customs from your previous point of departure – on hand...
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Business Aircraft Ops Planning: Rugby World Cup 2015 (UK)

Business Aircraft Ops Planning: Rugby World Cup 2015 (UK)

The Rugby World Cup takes place once every four years, and this time it's in the UK. This year, the Rugby World Cup takes place at various venues in England and Wales between September 17 and October 31. This will be a very popular event, so there will be high local traffic...
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In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft

In-flight Catering and Desserts Onboard: Preparation Aloft

Last week, I covered selecting the right dessert. Now let's talk about in-flight preparation. It's very important to first be mindful of available flight and service times to avoid challenging yourself with a complex dessert presentation that may not be best for a short flight...
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North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

North Atlantic Ops – Trial Implementation of Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum

Evolution in aircraft avionics and air traffic flight data processing has driven an initiative to reduce current lateral separation minima over the North Atlantic. A Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum (RLatSM) trial program goes into effect November 12, 2015, on the North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). General Aviation (GA) operators have the opportunity to participate in the...
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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) South Africa is advising against all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Serra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak. Passengers who have come in contact with those infected with/ human remains/ animals infected with the EVD shall be quarantined in country for a period of 21 days. Passengers coming from affected countries shall be subjected to exit screenings.
  • (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 0150-0500 through 23 October.
    • Between 1100-1500 through 23 October.
    • Between 1500-1955 through 23 October.
    • Between 2000-2240 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.
  • (LTAC) Ankara will be closed between 0925-1005 through 30 August.
  • (LTFJ) Istanbul-Sabiha Gokcen will be closed:
    • Between 0932-0200 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.
  • (FCBB) Brazzaville - UVair supplier Dequamerel, into plane by SNPC Group, has fuel available, but requires 24 hours' notice and volume requirements.
  • (FCPP) Pointe Noire - UVair supplier Dequamerel, into plane by SNPC Group, has fuel available, but requires 24 hours' notice and volume requirements.
  • (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.
  • (FZUA) Kananga - UVair supplier Cobil has no fuel available.
  • (HEMA) Marsa Alam - Airport will be closed for maintenance every Monday and Friday, beginning 11 January 2016 through 31 March 2016.
  • (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

  Lebanon
Clashes broke out on Tuesday between police and hundreds of demonstrators rallying in Beirut. The violence follows large rallies that began on Saturday night and continued into Tuesday where hundreds of protesters were injured. Uncollected garbage in the capital has triggered the outburst of mass anger. Throughout Tuesday, about 50 protesters and police officers were injured as protests calling for the government to resign turned violent. Hundreds of people were still in the streets after sunset when a short, but fierce stand-off with police occurred.

  Nigeria
At least eight people died and 20 were injured in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. The first suicide attack was at the entrance of the town's major bus station. Sources in Damaturu said the first bomb blast was heard echoing from the Pompomari axis of the city as a male suicide bomber in his mid-20s suddenly exploded on the street. Shortly after that bombing, a female bomber attempting to enter Damaturu Motor Park detonated her device at the gate.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Algeria - 26 August
U.S. citizens are warned against travel to the Kabylie region and remote areas of southern and eastern Algeria due to the security situation.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/algeria-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.
  • (VRMM) Male will be closed between 1900-0100 through 21 November.
  • (WADD) Denpasar (Bali) will be closed between 1900-2230 through 30 September.
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 (commercial), advises that monthly tanker replenishment is tentatively scheduled for 10-15 September. Operators should divert or tanker in as fuel will not be available during this period.
  • (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 - UVair suppliers ChevronTexaco and Shell are fueling normally.
  • (YMML) Melbourne - UVair supplier ChevronTexaco is fueling normally.
FAM global monitor security briefings

No newly published warnings for this region at publication time.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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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.
  • (LIMF) Turin will be closed between 2130-0350 on 31 August through 19 September.
  • (LIRA) Rome-Ciampino will be closed between 2200-0400 through 29 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 - Germany) UVair supplier has changed to ExxonMobil at (EDDW) Bremen and (EDDG) Munster Osnabruck (formerly Air BP).
  • (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).
  • (EDDL) Dusseldorf - UVair supplier Shell (into plane by Jet Aviation at GA terminal), will be unable to fuel from 1200 on 14 September through 2200 on 17 September, during service and maintenance. During this maintenance period, Shell fuel will be offered at the commercial ramp (at the same GA price), along with Air Total (who will continue fueling as usual); into plane is by DJS for both.
  • (EFET) Enontekio - UVair supplier Shell has no fuel available through 31 August.
  • (EFSA) Savonlinna - UVair supplier Neste Oil has no fuel available until 1200 on 7 September.
  • (EKMB) Lolland Falster - UVair supplier AIR BP has resumed fueling.
  • (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

  France
A shooting in northern France has left four people dead and three seriously injured, including two police officers. Police said Tuesday that a man, a woman, and a baby were killed after a gunfight broke out in Roye Commune about 68 miles north of Paris. The site of the deadly shooting in a gypsy camp was near a police station.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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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

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U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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  • Landmark Aviation (PHOG) - Kahului (Maui Island), HI
  • Landmark Aviation (PHTO) - Hilo (Hawaii Island), HI

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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) Colombia is advising against all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone due to the ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). If an incoming passenger has traveled to one of the affected countries in the past 21 days prior to arrival in Colombia, an interview will be conducted by Colombian health authorities to determine if further actions are required.
  • (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 through 29 September.
  • (SBCF) Belo Horizonte will be closed through 18 October.
  • (SEGU) Guayaquil will be closed between 0615-1000 through 31 August.
  • (SKCG) Cartagena will be closed on 1 October through 30 November.
  • (SPIM) Lima will be closed between 0700-1000 on 14-30 September.
  • (TNCA) Oranjestad (Aruba) will be closed between 0400-1100 through 7 October.
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.
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  Argentina
Riot police in a northern Argentine province fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up hundreds of protesters claiming fraud in Sunday's election for governor. Police fired on crowds late Monday in the main square of San Miguel de Tucuman. Some protesters were seen with bloodied faces and large welts on their necks. It wasn't immediately clear how many had been injured.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

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NBAA update briefs

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NBAA Urges Operators to Comment on SoCal Metroplex by 8 September
NBAA urges all business aircraft operators based in Southern California, as well as those that travel frequently to the region, to submit comments to the FAA in support of the SoCal Metroplex Project.
https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/western/20150824-nbaa-urges-operators-to-comment-on-socal-metroplex-by-sept-8.php

Mid-Year Numbers Reflect Generally Positive Outlook for Business Aviation
After a slow start to 2015, business aviation's prospects seem to have improved by mid-year. Shipments of new general aviation aircraft improved in the second quarter; late-model, pre-owned business aircraft are selling more quickly at higher asking prices; and business flight activity continues to increase.
https://www.nbaa.org/news/2015/20150818-midyear-numbers-reflect-generally-positive-outlook-for-business-aviation.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are four tropical systems at this time. Tropical Storm Kilo is located about 1,300 miles west of Hawaii moving toward the northwest at 10 knots with sustained winds of 40 knots. Hurricane Ignacio is about 1,200 miles southeast of Hawaii moving toward the northwest at 12 knots with sustained winds of 90 knots. Tropical Storm Jimena is about 850 miles south of Baja, California moving toward the west at 10 knots with sustained winds of 45 knots. Tropical Storm Erika is about 85 miles west of Guadeloupe moving toward the west at 15 knots with sustained winds of 45 knots.

VOLCANOES
Cotopaxi, Ecuador has an ash cloud from 30,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 5 knots. Dukono, Halmahera Island, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 7,000 feet to the surface moving toward the north at 5 knots. Manam, New Guinea has an ash cloud from 8,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 5 knots.

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

ASIA
A series of cold fronts are moving through northern Russia. Rain showers may be possible through the weekend. Low pressure over northeast China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front over Japan should produce rain showers, isolated thunderstorms, and gusty winds.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity is expected across Indonesia and Indo-China as the rainy season continues. A strong cold front in the northern Pacific, south of Kamchatka Peninsula, should produce rain showers and gusty winds. Low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should keep rain in the forecast through the weekend.

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

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front in the western North Atlantic should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the area. Low pressure extending from Iceland to the U.K. should result in rain showers and gusty winds, especially in Iceland and Scotland. Low pressure over Scandinavia should keep rain showers and above average temperatures in the forecast through the weekend. A cold front pushing through Eastern Europe should produce rain showers.

NORTH AMERICA
A stationary frontal boundary, coupled with deep tropical moisture, should produce rain and thunderstorms along the southeast coast from the Carolinas to Florida. Low pressure in the central Plains could produce mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms beginning Friday. A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest should produce rain showers on Friday. Low pressure over Newfoundland, Canada should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the area.

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 over southern Chile-Argentina should produce rain showers across the region.

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