Archive | January 14, 2012

Philippines Forecast | January 14, 2012

Here is another 3-day forecast for the Philippines valid January 15 to 17. Please note that forecasts here are NOT OFFICIAL.

While Luzon remains mostly dry, rain showers are overspreading much of Mindanao and Southern Visayas. So far rainfall amounts are light although as it continues, we expect to see increase in rain reports. The precipitation is being caused by the convergence situated around Mindanao. Showers will continue for the next 2 days, especially in eastern sections. Palawan and Zamboanga Peninsula is also seeing rains due to another batch of showers. Computer models continue to show rains for these parts until later tomorrow. By then, coverage of rain will decrease although chances for rain remain.

Next batch of precipitation for Luzon will come around Monday as a cold front is forecast to sweep by. Northern and easter sections could see light rain along with cool northeasterly winds. Isolated showers from the south could also could also work their way towards Southern Luzon by tomorrow. As the front moves south, we expect showers for Eastern and Southern Luzon (Bicol Region) to persist by Tuesday. Temperatures will range between mid 20’s and low 30’s. In areas with abundant cloud cover and precipitation, temperatures may not get out of the 20s.

For more info on the weather around the region, please read/watch Rob’s update which was posted earlier today.

I’ll have another update by January 17.

-WxCaster PAT

North East Monsoon Brings more Rains, 14 JAN 2012 Western Pacific Weather

Even More rains are hitting the Monsoonal belt where over 50mm of rainfall has been reported in the in the past 24hrs in many locations with a max of 98mm in HAT YAI in Southern Thailand. These rains have been continuous as well threatening to bring even more flooding to the region.

Meanwhile a Stationary Boundary is lingering from Eastern China to the Ryuku Islands bringing cloudy skies and light drizzle today to most of the area. North of the boundary is colder temperatures associated with the Siberian High. Also associated with the high are cold northerly winds brining heavy snow showers to Western Japan.