Here are the latest global hot spots that may delay mail delivery as reported by International Delivery Solutions.
Romania: Since Feb 3rd, heavy snowfall in parts of Romania is affecting the delivery and collection of mail.
Ecuador: On Feb 3rd, the Tungurahua volcano has reactivated with a period of high activity. A wide area of central Ecuador, temporarily closing the airport in Cuenca, reaching as far south as Loja, and dusting the southern section of Quito. Some airlines have already canceled individual flights as a precautionary measure.
Slovenia and Austria: Since Jan 31st, Slovenia and Austria are suffering severe weather conditions which impact the delivery and reception of all types of mail. Slovenia is facing dangerous ice conditions, inundations and blocked roads as a result of snow followed by heavy freezing rainfall and sleet. In Austria´s zip code area 9000-9999.
Indonesia: On Feb 1st, Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra erupted three times, causing transportation disruptions.
Italy: Several cities in central and northern Italy, including Rome, experienced severe flooding and heavy snow fall since Jan 31st. The worst affected areas are postal codes 10XXX, 12XXX, 14XXX, 15XXX, 16XXX, 17XXX, 27XXX, 32XXX, 33XXX and 58XXX.
European Union: Wide spread aviation labor strikes continued across the European Union for Jan 29-30th including France, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy – some cancellations and delays were reported.
Canada Post delays Jan 22-23rd in Quebec and the Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland) because of blizzards.
Indonesia: The rainy season, which began at the end of December 2013, has caused massive flooding in various parts of Indonesian territory. Many primary roads have been damaged and partially washed out. This situation may result in delays in the transportation and delivery of inbound and outbound international mail and parcels.