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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

 

 

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One Response to “24 JAN 2012 Western Pacific & Australia Weather Update”

  1. Currently, there is a Mag.9 solar storm hitting the earth,so please be aware of ANY electrical systems like your computer….that will suddenly go “dark”

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