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Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS
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Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions
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12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait
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UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation
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This week's top posts from our blog

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Business Aircraft Operations to Aruba: Permits, PPRs, Flight Planning, Weather & NOTAMS

Permit requirements are virtually nil for Aruba. If you're conducting any sort of special aircraft operations – experimental flights or flight testing in the local area, be sure to work with your ground handler to provide appropriate reporting to local authorities...
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Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Business Aircraft Ops to Peru – Part 1: Permits, Visas & Restrictions

Permits, permit lead times, and mandated documentation are all important considerations for any business aircraft flight to Peru. Especially when you travel to smaller or secondary airports, it's important to budget additional time in the pre-trip planning process...
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12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

12 Tips for Business Aircraft Operations in Kuwait

Kuwait is primarily a business aircraft destination rather than a tech stop. This region is somewhat less strict, in terms of operating requirements and cultural norms, than some other locations in the area. Still, there are operating considerations to keep in mind and issues that have the potential to compromise your trips, without careful advance planning...
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UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

UPDATE: Procedural Changes for Customs at Sao Paulo (SBGR) – Part 2: Gen Decs & Documentation

Sao Paulo Guarulhos (SBGR) has enhanced and expanded gen dec reporting and customs clearance procedural requirements. As these requirements are unique to SBGR, there's potential for business aircraft operators to fall into non-compliance status. For example, if you leave an undeclared bottle of wine onboard your aircraft at SBGR, you could leave yourself open to fines/penalties...
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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 1500-1955 through 23 October.
    • Between 1100-2030 on 22-23 September.
    • 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
  • (FEFF) Bangui - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FGBT) Bata - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel available until further notice.
  • (FGSL) Malabo - UVair supplier Air Total has resumed fueling as normal.
  • (FKKR) Garoua - UVair supplier Air Total has supply restrictions. Fuel release, volume requirements, and a minimum of 24 hours' advance notice is necessary to confirm fuel availability.
  • (FMNN) Nosy-Be - UVair supplier Air Total has no fuel due to a technical issue.
  • (FOOG) Port Gentil - UVair supplier Air Total 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

  Nigeria
At least 10 people died Tuesday morning when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern town of Gujba. At least 20 people were injured in the blast, though Pulse Nigeria reported a higher figure. "The girl that detonated the bomb was a very small girl of about 12 years old. We counted 10 dead and over 30 injured," witness Malam Usaini Jibril said. The attack came one day after two women detonated bombs at a fish market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 20 people.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

Iraq - 22 June
U.S. citizens are warned against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/iraq-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.
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 - UVair supplier ExxonMobil will be unable to fuel during monthly tanker replenishment, tentatively scheduled for 8-12 July.
  • (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.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  China
Ethnic Uighurs attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in China's far western Xinjiang region, killing at least 18 people, Radio Free Asia reported. The attack occurred on Monday at the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern city of Kashgar. Tensions between Muslim Uighurs that call the region home and the majority Han Chinese have led to bloodshed in recent years.

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.
  • (EGNH) Blackpool Airport has re-opened for small aircraft and helicopters.
  • (EGGW) London-Luton will be closed between 0300-0400 on 26 June.
  • (EGSY) Sheffield has closed permanently.
  • (LFPB) Paris-Le Bourget will be closed:
    • Between 2000-0400 on 1-4 July.
    • Between 2000-0400 on 8-11 July.
  • (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 an AOC (or other proof of exemption) to fuel with UVair supplier Air Total at Aix (LFMA), Laval (LFOV), and Le Mans (LFRM).
  • (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 Jet Aviation and Execujet offer direct refueling at their own ramps. However, fuel obtained from either at their respective ramps will be invoiced at retail price, rather than UVair's GA or commercial rate offered through Air Total.
FAM global monitor security briefings

  United Kingdom
Traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France on Tuesday after striking French ferry workers set fire to tires. Britain's Foreign Office warned of migrants trying to get into vehicles queuing to enter the tunnel. Television images showed large crowds of migrants trying to board waiting trucks. Others were held back by riot police. Around 400 workers blockaded the port of Calais to protest restructuring at its MyFerryLink division. Shipping was halted early in the day and both Eurotunnel and Eurostar later suspended their services because of the disruption.

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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  • Landmark Aviation (PHNL) - Honolulu (Oahu Island) Hawaii
  • Landmark Aviation (PHOG) - Kahului (Maui Island) Hawaii
  • Landmark Aviation (PHTO) - Hilo (Hawaii Island) Hawaii

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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 through 30 June.
  • (TNCA) Oranjestad will be closed as follows through 29 July:
    • Between 0300-1100 on Monday through Friday.
    • Between 0400-1100 on Saturday and Sunday.
  • (TNCC) Willemstad (Curacao Island) will be closed between 0300-1100 through 30 June.
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 and fuel truck capacity is only 10,000 liters. Those requiring larger volumes should fuel with Petrobras at the main apron hydrant.
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  Honduras
Thousands of Hondurans have taken to the streets of the capital, Tegucigalpa, to call on President Juan Orlando Hernandez to quit over an alleged corruption scandal in his election campaign. Activists said 30,000 people turned out on Friday for the fourth weekly demonstration in a row and marched toward the Honduran prosecutor's office.

  Colombia
Colombia's largest rebel group, the FARC, has carried out more than 150 attacks since they lifted their self-imposed unilateral ceasefire last month. The majority of the attacks have been against petroleum infrastructure. The second highest statistic, 26, was for "attacks with explosive artifacts," according to the Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation.

U.S. Department of State travel warnings

El Salvador - 22 June
U.S. citizens are warned that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain high and those traveling there should remain alert to their surroundings.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/el-salvador-travel-warning.html

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NBAA update briefs

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At NATA Event, Bolen Outlines Concerns With A Forthcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill
NBAA President and CEO, Ed Bolen, has signaled alarm over a bill emerging in Congress, which would privatize air traffic control and fund the new system with user fees.
http://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/modernization/20150618-at-national-air-transportation-association-event-bolen-outlines-concerns-with-congressmans-federal-aviation-administration-proposals.php

State Tax Wins Are Good News for Business Aviation, Jobs, and Communities
Recent success on aviation tax matters in state legislatures have given aircraft owners and operators something to celebrate.
http://www.nbaa.org/admin/taxes/state/20150618-state-tax-wins-are-good-news-for-business-aviation-jobs-communities-alike.php

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Worldwide weather report

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TROPICAL
There are no tropical systems at this time.

VOLCANOES
Cereme, Java has an ash cloud from 14,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northeast at 10 knots. Sinabung, Indonesia has an ash cloud from 14,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 10 knots. Colima, Peru has an ash cloud from 19,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 5 knots. Santa Maria, Guatemala has an ash cloud from 15,000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 10 knots. Ubinas, Peru has an ash cloud from 10,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southwest at 15 knots. Sakurjima, Kyushu, Japan has an ash cloud from 9,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots.

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

ASIA
A cold front pushing through western Russia should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Mainly afternoon thunderstorms are expected across India and Sri Lanka as the rainy season continues. A stationary frontal boundary over southeastern China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. A cold front pushing through northeast China and eastern Russia should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A weak area of low pressure over southern Japan should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region.

SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity is expected across Indonesia and Indo-China as the rainy season continues. A series of cold fronts in the central North Pacific should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. Weak low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should produce rain showers across the region.

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH PACIFIC
An upper-level low pressure area south of Western Australia could produce rain showers and afternoon thunderstorms. A cold front approaching New Zealand should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region.

ATLANTIC/EUROPE
A cold front over the western North Atlantic should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. A strong cold front approaching the U.K. should produce rain showers, isolated thunderstorms, and gusty winds. High pressure has settled in across most of Europe, allowing for sunny skies and seasonal temperatures through the weekend. Unsettled conditions across Italy, Turkey, and the Balkan States could lead to afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

NORTH AMERICA
A cold front pushing through the central U.S. should produce thunderstorms from Illinois eastward into the Ohio Valley. These storms will shift further eastward on Friday to include the Mid-Atlantic States and southern New England. A stationary frontal boundary should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas. Daytime heating could enhance thunderstorm activity, especially during the afternoon hours, from East Texas eastward across the Deep South and into Florida. A cold front pushing through the upper Midwest should produce thunderstorms, some possibly severe. A cold front pushing through the Pacific Northwest should produce rain through Friday.

SOUTH AMERICA
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A series of cold fronts approaching southern Chile-Argentina should keep rain showers in the forecast through the weekend.

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