Archive | January 1, 2016

Weekend update- January 2/3, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 2-3 DEC

NWPAC outlook, 2-3 DEC

Time to enjoy the first weekend of 2016, but colder air is moving in to the north, while the central region starts to dry out a bit, and it stays HOT in parts of the south.

NORTH

Colder air is pushing southward into Mongolia, northern and northeastern China, eastern Russia, and Korea this weekend, reinforcing winter’s tight grip across the region. Aside from a few clouds far to the north, the system is relatively dry, so it’s looking like it will be a pretty nice weekend ahead for most areas in the region. Southern locales of the region will see mostly steady temperatures this weekend, while it will be warming up a bit each day in Japan, as slightly warmer air gets pulled up ahead the next cold surge arriving in a few days.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun . High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Ulaanbaatar -17 (1) -18 (0) Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Vladivostok -1 (30) -9 (25) Pt. Cloudy/Fair
Beijing 8 (46) 4 (39) Pt. Cloudy/Fair
Seoul 10 (50) 7 (45) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Tokyo 14 (57) 16 (61) Fair/Fair
Xi’an 13 (55) 12 (54) Fair/Pt. Cloudy
Shanghai 17 (63) 16 (61) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy

 

CENTRAL

After a pretty rainy week across most of the central region, things will dry out a bit for southern China and northern Indochina this weekend. Hong Kong and Taiwan will see a weak pulse of energy slide through, bringing a good chance for clouds and some scattered showers to those locations. Everyone else is looking at a nice weekend with just a few clouds and temperatures holding steady to warming slightly.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun . High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Kunming 14 (57) 14 (57) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Hong Kong 20 (68) 21 (70) Cloudy/Showers
Taipei 24 (75) 23 (73) Pt. Cloudy/Showers
Iwo To 14 (57) 16 (61) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Hanoi 23 (73) 25 (77) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy

 

SOUTH

The sizzling south continues to bake, especially across portions of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Temperatures over the weekend will once again hit significant levels, especially considering it’s only January. To the east, the Philippines will deal with residual trough energy from recent continental surges and the seasonal northeast monsoon, so there could be a few clouds and showers this weekend. Indonesia and Brunei will see a nice weekend, while Malaysia will continue to see the usual dose of afternoon thunderstorms.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun . High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Siem Reap 34 (93) 34 (93) Fair/Fair
Ho Chi Minh 36 (97) 36 (97) Fair/Fair
Manila 31 (88) 31 (88) Fair/Pt. Cloudy
Davao City 33 (91) 32 (90) Pt. Cloudy/Showers
Brunei 32 (90) 33 (91) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Singapore 32 (90) 31 (88) Sctd. T-stms/T-stms

 

TROPICS

The tropics stay quiet for the most part, with limited activity along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). One pulse of energy resulting from the remnants of TD90C will pass through the Marshall Islands this weekend, giving Majuro a pretty windy weekend, while another weak wave will scoot through central Micronesia. With such northerly latitudes, the Marianas and Wake are dealing with surges of energy from the northwest, as continental air masses continue to infiltrate these areas. Both locations will not only see the coolest temperatures in the region, but could see also see a few showers and clouds this weekend, while Wake may see some pretty windy conditions on Sunday.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun . High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Guam 27 (81) 28 (81) Fair/Showers
Yap 29 (84) 30 (86) Showers/Pt. Cloudy
Palau 31 (88) 31 (88) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Chuuk 29 (84) 29 (84) Sct. T-stm/Pt. Cloudy
Pohnpei 30 (86) 30 (86) Cloudy/Sct. T-strms
Majuro 29 (84) 29 (84) Fair&Wind/Cloudy&Wind
Wake 27 (81) 27 (81) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cld&Wind

Have a wonderful weekend!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, Weather.com, Intellicast, MeteoEarth

Daily update- Friday, January 1, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 01 JAN

NWPAC outlook, 01 JAN

New Year’s Day 2016 is here, and brings a few changes to the weather for the north, while the central region will dry out just a bit today. The south stays sizzling hot, and there are hints of things to come in the tropics.

NORTH

The first day of 2016 will find most locations in the north warming up just a bit compared to the past week’s readings. The exception will be Mongolia, where a new push of cold air from Siberia has entered the picture and will bring another deep freeze to parts of the region over the next few days. Aside from some snow in extreme northern China and Mongolia, the weather will be mostly fair across the region as we celebrate the beginning of the New Year!

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -9 (16) -24 (-11) Snow Showers
Vladivostok -1 (30) -6 (21) Fair
Beijing 6 (43) -4 (25) Fair
Seoul 7 (45) 2 (36) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 12 (54) 2 (36) Fair
Xi’an 12 (54) -2 (28) Partly Cloudy
Shanghai 12 (54) 6 (43) Fair

 

CENTRAL

The central region will also see a pretty significant improvement in the weather, with warmer temperatures and more sunshine today for most locales. A storm system is getting organized over central China today, so those areas could see a few thunderstorms today and the afternoon heating helps fuel the clash of air masses. Hanoi will also see considerable cloudiness associated with this growing storm. Everyone else should enjoy a relatively cloud and rain-free day as the New Year gets kicked off!

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 12 (64) 5 (41) Thunderstorms
Hong Kong 20 (68) 17 (63) Fair
Taipei 22 (72) 16 (61) Partly Cloudy
Iwo To 11 (52) 2 (36) Fair
Hanoi 21 (70) 15 (59) Mostly Cloudy

 

 SOUTH

The New Year brings a change in the date, but in the south, the weather situation is hardly new. More torrid heat will be in place across Indochina today as clear skies allow intense winter sunshine to really heat things up. A weak trough is draped over the Philippines, helping to create some beneficial light to moderate rain showers across the archipelago and cool things off just a bit there. Farther south, Malaysia will see the usual dose of scattered thunderstorms, while Indonesia and Brunei will see just a few clouds and warm temperatures to get 2016 started with a bang!

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 32 (90) 20 (68) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 35 (95) 22 (72) Fair
Manila 29 (84) 23 (73) Num. Showers
Davao City 31 (88) 23 (73) Num. Showers
Brunei 32 (90) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 30 (86) 26 (79) Thunderstorms

 

TROPICS

The tropics will start the New Year off a bit damp today, as scattered areas of energy flail about in the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). Activity in the zone is quite scattered, but coagulates as you travel eastward into the Marshall Islands, courtesy of the developing tropical depression 90C. At this time, TD 09C is expected to move slowly westward and cross the I.D.L. (International Date Line) sometime on Sunday. After the system crosses it is expected to strengthen to tropical storm strength, and would be the first system of the New Year. We will keep you posted on developments with this system. Elsewhere across the tropics, most locations can look forward to clouds and a few showers, and maybe even a few thunderstorms, as the available moisture fires up in the afternoon sun. Majuro and Pohnpei are already feeling some of the effects of TD 09C, clouds, wind, and numerous showers. Wake will also see a cloudy and windy day as energy from the north moves into the area.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 23 (73) Scattered Showers
Yap 31 (88) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Palau 30 (86) 25 (77) Scattered Showers
Chuuk 29 (84) 26 (79) Sctd. Thunderstorms
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) Rain
Majuro 28 (82) 27 (81) Cloudy & Windy
Wake 28 (82) 24 (75) Cloudy & Windy

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Courtesy: CIMSS, HKO, NRL, JTWC, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast, Weather.com, MeteoEarth