Archive | January 24, 2012

24 JAN 2012 Western Pacific & Australia Weather Update

Over the past 24hours a few changes in the Synoptic Situation have occured across the Western Pacific. The area of Low Pressure over Japan producing rain showers and eventually Snow overnight in Tokyo (See Yesterdays Video) has moved off shore bringing colder drier air in its wake for the East coast of Japan. Although the Northwesterly winds with the Approaching High is going to increase the Ocean effect snow for Western Japan. Therefore reduced visibility and blowing snow can be expected through the coming week as the pattern remains the same. The image to the right indicates where the heaviest snowfall will be over the next 3-6 days.

Moving South Okinawa and the Ryuku Islands are seeing Cloudy Skies today along the leading edge of the High Pressure pushing South, expect pockets of rain and drizzle associated with the cloud cover throughout the day in to tomorrow.

Even Farther South in to the PI as well today the Monsoonal trough the hit the area over the weekend has finnally begin to relax leaving partly cloudy skies across the Country today.  High winds can still be found across N. Luzon although, Gale warnings have been issued by Pagasa today stating “Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon.”

The chart below is from PAGASA demonstrating the potential of the heavy winds today.

SEABOARDS

WEATHER

WIND FORCE (KPH / KNOTS)

SEA CONDITION

WAVE HEIGHT (meters)

THE NORTHERN SEABOARD OF NORTHERN LUZON

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT RAINS

(52 – 68) / (28 – 36)

ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH

3.4 to 5.0

THE WESTERN SEABOARD OF NORTHERN LUZON

PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WITH ISOLATED  LIGHT RAINS

(52 – 68) / (28 – 36)

ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH

3.4 to 4.5

THE EASTERN SEABOARDS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT RAINS

(52 – 63) / (28 – 34)

ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH

3.4 to 4.5

Lastly In N. Australia two areas of Convection are the Worry today. JTWC has stated both are these areas of a Low to Medium chance of development over the next 24hrs while the BOM  has no warnings issued on it just yet.  Model outlooks though hint towards possible development by the end of the week therefore we will continue to monitor this area. You can track its development as well by Checking the BOM and JTWC links at the bottom of the page.

No video update as well From me until Friday likely. Stay safe out there everyone.

~Meteorologist Robert Speta

 

 

SE Asia Weather Update 24 January 2012

A very good Chinese New Year wishes from me to all our viewer here in WestPac Wx. It will be a short and quick update today.

Looking over the WestPac today, fair weather across most of the area in the region today. Clear sky and fair weather across the Peninsula Malaysia extended to Singapore making it a good day for new year visit and greetings for everyone in the region. Also, fair weather across the Borneo Island inclusive of Brunei. However, the monsoonal effect is still strong across the region so do expect some daily evening thundershower and isolated rain in several area.

Meanwhile over the PI, do expect cloudy sky and windy day in most of the area in the PI and some shower in certain area. Satellite imaginary showing an a tropical low is developing in the far South of the Philippine and we will be monitoring this system if its going to develop into anything.

Overall the Southern Hemisphere in the Northern Australia, a tropical low is forming bringing some heavy precipitation over the region. Flooding has been reported over the area and we will be continue watching and keep an update if it is to develop into something.

Overall, we should see fair weather in the next 24 to 48 hour before anything rough emerge in the region. It is a quiet weather for the Chinese New Year celebration for South East Asia.

Stay safe and have a good day

WestPac Wx Weather Casters ~Francis~