Archive | January 14, 2016

Daily update- Thursday, January 14, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 14 JAN

NWPAC outlook, 14 JAN

Temperatures warm up slightly in the north region as the rain starts to fall once again in the central region. The south is going to stay hot and the tropics are still very quiet.


Winter’s chill is still set in across the northern region today, but most locations will see slightly warmer temperatures. A pair of storm systems are affecting locations across the region, with the first system moving eastward well offshore of Japan, and the second system moving across eastern China, Korea, and Japan through the day. This second system will just provide a little reinforcement of the cooler air entrenched over the region with just a few clouds and very little in the way of precipitation. In fact, the entire region will see mostly fair conditions today, save for the hazy conditions setting up over interior parts of China due to stagnation of the air mass.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -13 (9) -28 (-18) Partly Cloudy
Vladivostok -9 (16) -19 (-2) Fair
Beijing 4 (39) -7 (19) Fair
Seoul 2 (36) -5 (23) Fair
Tokyo 11 (52) 2 (36) Fair
Xi’an 6 (43) -6 (21) Fair
Shanghai 8 (46) 1 (34) Partly Cloudy



Moisture streaming in from the west across the central region will slide over cooler air at the surface, and the combination of moisture and cooler air will help with the formation of plenty of clouds and some light showers in southern China, northern Indochina, and Taiwan. The tail-end of a cold front will also pass through Taiwan helping to further focus the moisture, bringing a rainy day to the island nation. Temperatures across the region are holding steady for the time being, with no major cool-downs ahead in the near future.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 15 (59) 2 (36) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Hong Kong 18 (64) 15 (59) Cloudy
Taipei 16 (61) 13 (55) Rain
Iwo To 8 (46) 1 (34) Fair
Hanoi 19 (66) 16 (61) Rain



Perpetual summer continues in the southern region as the sun’s angle begins to slowly increase with each passing day. The seasonal northeast monsoon is still helping pump in slightly drier air to some portions of the region, but that limits cloud cover and helps temperatures reach torrid levels, especially over Indochina. Yesterday’s cold front over the Philippines has transitioned into a trough as the greater atmospheric dynamics stay far to the north. However, the afternoon heating could combine with the focusing potential of the trough and bring some thunderstorms to northern portions of the archipelago. Farther south, the monsoon has relaxed just a bit, letting more moisture move up from the south over Indonesia and Malaysia, so scattered to numerous thunderstorms are possible at the peak of afternoon heating.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 32 (90) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 34 (93) 24 (75) Fair
Manila 32 (90) 23 (73) Thunderstorms
Davao City 33 (91) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Sctd. T-storms
Singapore 31 (88) 26 (79) Thunderstorms



The tropics remain starkly silent today, with no areas of interest nor are there any significant areas of convection to deal with. Residents of the eastern Marshall Islands are keeping a wary eye on the central Pacific with Hurricane 01C PALI, which official forecasts bring into the WPAC basin this weekend. For today, however, there’s not a drop of rain to be found over the tropics, as most locations will see just a few clouds with plenty of bright sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Yap 30 (86) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Palau 31 (88) 25 (77) Fair
Chuuk 29 (84) 26 (79) Fair
Pohnpei 29 (84) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Wake 28 (82) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy

Have a superb Thursday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, HKO, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast,, MeteoEarth