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.


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



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



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



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

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