Archive | January, 2012

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.

Cyclone Iggy Forecast 28 JAN 2012, Gale Warnings in Place

Cyclone Iggy is currently steering away from the Australian Coast. This should spare the coastal areas from the high winds but heavy rains is still likely as the monsoonal belt continues to extend across N. Australia bringing flooding rains to the region.
The BOM is still has Gale Warnings in effect though from Mardie to Coral bay, these areas should prepare for the worst as the storm moves south along the coast. Any object outside could become a hazard if not properly secured. As always follow the warnings being put out by your local government and the BOM.

27 JAN 2012 Western Pacific Weather Update

The siberian High is in control of the weather pattern today, with it heavy snow is being seen along the west coast of japan with bitter cold temperatures seeping in from the continent.
To the south the PI is under gale warnings as the pressure gradient tightens with the high sinking to the south.