25 FEB 2012 Western Pacific & Eastern Asia Weather Update

Today the active weather remains over Eastern China out through Japan as a series of low pressures linked together by a elongated stationary boundary march across the region.  This has added up to some high totals over the past 24hrs with over 60mm being recorded in several areas along the Ryuku islands extending through Eastern China. This adds to the already high number from the last several days leading to over 100mm in some locations.  Through the coming week we still expect this boundary to linger bringing more unpleasant weather to the westerlies.  There will be some breaks in the weather yet from now until next saturday most of Eastern Asia will remain Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers.  See today’s GFS outlook for a clear gauge on when and where this rainfall will occur.  For the most part though its going to be a wet and cool week across Japan and Korea with the Eastern half of China feeling the unpleasant conditions as well. The western portions of the country should remain cold and dry though as the Siberian high ridges in from the north suppressing any weather. ( Click on the image to the top right to see the surface analysis for the region.)

In the tropics the weather remains benign with little to no cloud cover being seen in most areas on satellite.  This is being reflected with warm temperatures and great outdoor weather across Southeast Asia.  Tropical Season is only right around the corner so take advantage of this great weather while the time allows you too! A weak surge of the monsoonal trough may flare up by the end of the week but this will remain concentrated to the south along Borneo through Mindanao.  This could change though but something that could bear some watching as we get in to next weekend.

Have a great day everyone and enjoy your weekend! ~Meteorologist Robert Speta

4 Responses to “25 FEB 2012 Western Pacific & Eastern Asia Weather Update”

  1. Man! 95% of this winter days are cloudy here in HK! I hate this winter! SO GLOOMY! SO HUMID THAT THE local NEWS ARE REPORTING thousands of dollars worth of damage from mold growing in the walls of houses!

    • Ya the crochin really has been intense this year. But Hong Kong is often cloudy and dreary. At least the times I have been there.

      • The southeast monsoon is starting to dominate the westpac.If you look at Indian and Vietnam, thunderclouds are starting to pop up every day.

  2. 2010-2011 winter was one of the coldest and driest.Their were many weeks with temperatures dropping below ten, and many days with temperatures dropping to 6~7 degrees.Many highlands including the famous Ngong Ping Big Buddha dropped to just above freezing point.
    *It was so cold that at the top of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s tallest mountain at 957m temperatures dropped below FREEZING POINT, with frost sighted by the HKO-Go to
    http://www.hko.gov.hk/press/SP/pre20101216e.htm to see images of the frost.

    It say it was 8 degrees, but that is in the HKO’s headquarters-much of HK was 6-7 degrees at that time

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