Archive | January 29, 2012

Philippines Forecast | January 29, 2012

Scattered showers are affecting Eastern Luzon right now, otherwise it’s mostly clear for much of the Philippines. Some showers across Northeastern Mindanao brought around 50mm of rain last night. Most of the precipitation has now dissipated although chances for an isolated thunderstorm remains. Clear skies are also allowing temperatures to get into the low 30s for some cities such as Manila and Davao.

As for the forecast, there could still be some showers for Luzon for tomorrow although the bulk of it should be confined for the eastern and southern areas (eg Bicol). Same goes for Visayas although showers here should be isolated. Clearing weather for Mindanao is also on the forecast. Next batch of more widespread precipitation is forecast to come in by Wednesday as another surge of energy moves from the east.

3-Day Forecast, NOT OFFICIAL

For weather updates for the rest of Asia-Pacific, please watch Rob’s video update posted today. My next update will be on February 1 (Wednesday).

-WxCaster PAT

29 JAN 2012 Western Pacific Weather Update, Bitter Cold Temps drift south

Bitter cold temperatures poor in across Eastern Asia and the Western Pacific as the Siberian high forces the winter season towards the south. Snowfall is being seen across most of Western Japan while dry cold temperatures dominate much of China, the tropics remain quite as well today with afternoon rain showers dominating the weather scene with no organized tropical development expected in the near future

Cyclone Iggy Forecast / Video Update 29 Jan 2012

Today we have a video from our partners at 28storms.com on Cyclone Iggy today. The storm is currently moving south along the western periphery of the Australian high to the west and the BOM and JTWC have both come closer together on an agreement of the track keeping the storm off the coast.  The BOM though still has Gale warnings posted along the coast and in the long range as the storm tracks south towards the South West coast, therefore by mid-week Perth could see a burst of rainfall as the storm makes way towards the city. Good news by this time it should have weakened and would be not much more than the typical polar lows that batter the coastline during the winter.