14 April 2012 Western Pacific Weather Video Update

A low pressure area is moving off the east coast of Japan today, rain is still effecting the Kanto region but will taper off by sunday bringing in sunnier skies behind it accompanied by warmer temperatures. South East asia is seeing sunny weather across most of the region for the weekend. There are a few exceptions, Mindanao is feeling an invasion of the ITCZ dropping heavy rain showers. There is a threat of up to 50mm an hour of rain from these storms, this brings the risk of flash floods in low lying areas across the southern island.

Indonesia is still recovering from the 8.6m earthquake that struck earlier this week. Numerous aftershocks continue to occur here bringing the threat of not only more damage front eh quake, but rain showers falling heavy at times in Sumatra could result in the risk of Mudslides. In 2009 a earthquake struck here resulting in a whole town being buried under mud and debris due to a slide. This goes to show in recent history this has occurred, lets hope it does not happen again in to the near future.

As always if you have any comments or suggestions please post them in the comment box below.

~Meteorologist Robert Speta

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