Daily update- Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 12 JAN

NWPAC outlook, 12 JAN

Bitter cold air stays entrenched over the northern region while more clouds and rainfall hang around the central region. The south region stays hot and mostly dry, and the tropics are once again, dead quiet.


Temperatures in the northern region are moderating slightly, but the frigid conditions are still well locked in. Northern China, Mongolia and eastern Russia will once again fail to reach freezing, while Beijing and Seoul will just barely hit the mark. A newly-developing storm system is forming over central china, helping squeeze out a few snow showers. A second weak, yet developing system is south of Japan, and will bring clouds and showers to eastern China, and some snowfall to parts of Japan.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -17 (01 -27 (-17) Fair
Vladivostok -7 (19) -17 (1) Fair
Beijing 1 (34) -9 (16) Fair
Seoul 1 (34) -7 (19) Fair
Tokyo 6 (43) 2 (36) Snow Showers
Xi’an 3 (37) -6 (21) Snow Showers
Shanghai 7 (45) 1 (34) Cloudy



The aforementioned developing storm system south of Japan is also helping to drag some moisture into parts of southern China, northern Indochina, and Taiwan. Hanoi and Hong Kong will see mostly clouds, but offshore, Taiwan will see quite a bit of scattered shower activity through the day.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 16 (57) 1 (34) Fair
Hong Kong 19 (64) 15 (59) Cloudy
Taipei 17 (66) 14 (61) Scattered Showers
Iwo To 8 (50) 4 (37) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 21 (70) 17 (63) Cloudy



Just as the cold stays locked in up north, the heat remains locked in just as well in the south. The seasonal northeast monsoon is helping to drag some drier continental air into the region, keeping skies partly cloudy in most locations. An old “hybrid” trough has settled over the northern Philippines, and could be a focus for a few thundershowers at the peak of daytime heating.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 32 (90) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 33 (91) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Manila 31 (88) 23 (73) Sctd. Thunderstorms
Davao City 34 (93) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy



For the second straight day, activity along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) is absolutely negative, with no areas to watch whatsoever. Clouds and moisture are sparse across the tropics today, so everyone should see just a few clouds and warm temperatures.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 26 (79) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Yap 30 (86) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Palau 31 (88) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 29 (84) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 28 (82) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Wake 27 (81) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

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

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