Severe gales from Storm Callum disrupt the UK

Severe gales from Storm Callum disrupt the UK The southeast of England won’t see much of Storm Callum today, but the rest of the UK will experience heavy rain and very strong winds. Most of Scotland and the west of England is under severe weather warnings, and Government officials have sent out several flood alerts …

Haiti earthquake kills 14, is it safe to travel?

Haiti earthquake kills 14, is it safe to travel? Haiti was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake last night. It has been confirmed that the natural disaster claimed 14 lives when it rocked Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. First-aid teams from the Haitian Red Cross have been deployed to the area to meet the needs …

Typhoon Kong-Rey set to hit South Korea and Japan

Typhoon Kong-Rey set to hit South Korea and Japan News of Typhoon Kong-Rey has been circling for the past few days as media around the world follow its journey towards South Korea and Japan. The storm first hit the Ryukyu Islands with some heavy rainfall and strong winds earlier this week, but as it travels …

Strong storm Typhoon Trami batters Japan

Strong storm Typhoon Trami batters Japan Typhoon Trami has been categorised as a Category Two storm. Thousands of residents have been evacuated while the island nation is experiencing 100mph winds and heavy rail fall. The Western areas of Japan, such as Honshu, lie directly in the path of the storm. Fortunately, Tokyo isn’t in the …

Severe flooding in Spain causes future weather concerns

Severe flooding in Spain causes future weather concerns Benidorm is suffering from severe rain, thunderstorms, and gale-form winds at the moment. The Spanish city is usually a popular sun-filled spot for holidaymakers and travellers, but a yellow weather warning has been issued. Affected areas include Alicante, parts of Malaga and Cadiz, Valencia, Almeria, Seville, Cordoba, …

Ebola outbreak causes travel concerns for Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak causes travel concerns for Democratic Republic of Congo In August, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the first announcement on August 14th, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has kept UK nationals up to date while advising against all travel to several areas in the region. …

Travel concerns in Carolina as thousands of residents are evacuated

Travel concerns in Carolina as thousands of residents are evacuated Hurricane Florence is set to devastate the south-east coast of the US with over 20-inches of rainfall and wind speeds of over 100mph. By late this afternoon local time (Thursday 13th), the coasts of Carolina can expect winds of approximately 80mph – but that’s just …

Travel insurance may be compulsory for tourists travelling to Egypt

Travel insurance may be compulsory for tourists travelling to Egypt Following the deaths of British couple John and Susan Cooper at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada, there has been discussion of new rules to help prevent any rise in incidents that could happen to tourists who travel out to Egypt. The couple were …

Is it safe for tourists to travel to Hawaii again?

Is it safe for tourists to travel to Hawaii again? Hurricane Lane has caused no small amount of destruction across the state of Hawaii over the past few days, but it seems that the hurricane is finally winding down, leaving travellers and tourists to wonder if it is safe to travel again. After several days …

Earthquake rocks Venezuela; is it safe to travel?

Earthquake rocks Venezuela; is it safe to travel? On Tuesday evening, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Venezuela, and the aftershocks of this natural disaster were felt across several neighbouring Caribbean islands. This earthquake is the largest to hit the South American county in over 100 years. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported …

London Euston station closure causes chaos

London Euston station closure causes chaos If you happened to be around the London area last weekend (18th – 19th August), you may have noticed the lack of trains going into London Euston, and the various “alternative travel plans” given to those wishing to depart from the area. Network Rail is urging passengers to avoid …

Travel safety concerns following earthquake in Indonesia

Travel safety concerns following earthquake in Indonesia Magnitude 6.9 earthquake 3 km from East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia · 19 Aug, 15:56 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck Indonesia around 10pm local time on 19th August. Lombok has been hit hard by the natural occurrence, which triggered several dangerous landslides and …

Safety concerns for travellers and tourists as monsoon continues

Safety concerns for travellers and tourists as monsoon continues If you’re thinking about travelling to India at the moment, you should be made aware that the country has been hit by extreme weather, flooding, and heavy rain. All 14 of the state’s internal districts are on “red alert” as the wet weather is set to …

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