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Weekend update- January 16/17, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 16-17 JAN

NWPAC outlook, 16-17 JAN

Winter’s bitter chill continues over portions of the extreme portions of the northern region, while a developing storm system with bring clouds and showers and will make it a pretty “blah” weekend across the central region. The south stays hot, with some relief for a few locations, and the tropics are still dead silent and featuring the best weather, collectively, of the entire NWPAC.

NORTH

Frigid weather remains over portions of Mongolia, northern China, and eastern Russia this weekend as a reinforcing shot of cold air settles in across the area. Locations to the south are seeing a nice rebound in temperatures, ahead of a developing storm system to the south that is helping pull up some warmer and more humid air. Conditions will begin to deteriorate in eastern China, Korea, and Japan as the weekend progresses, as a developing “south coast low” gets its act together, poised to slide across these locales Sunday and Monday, bringing clouds, rain, and even some snow to higher elevations of Korea and Japan.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Ulaanbaatar -24 (-11) -24 (-11) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Vladivostok -10 (14) -9 (16) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Beijing 1 (34) -1 (30) Pt. Cloudy/Fair
Seoul 6 (43) 7 (45) Pt. Cloudy/Cloudy
Tokyo 11 (52) 10 (50) Fair/Showers
Xi’an 8 (43) 7 (21) Pt. Cloudy/Fair
Shanghai 11 (52) 9 (48) Fair/Showers

 

CENTRAL

The developing storm system mentioned already will be getting its act together over southeastern China and Taiwan this weekend, while pulling out of areas to the south and west. Clouds and rainfall will be plentiful through the entire weekend for these locations, while most other areas will see improving weather throughout the time period ending on Monday. Temperatures will hold steady compared to recent days over most of the region, with northern Indochina seeing a significant warm-up ahead of a new storm system developing to the northwest.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Kunming 16 (61) 14 (57) Fair & Windy/Pt. Cloudy
Hong Kong 19 (66) 18 (64) Showers/Rain
Taipei 19 (66) 19 (66) Showers/Rain
Iwo To 11 (52) 11 (52) Fair/Cloudy
Hanoi 23 (73) 23 (73) Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy

 

SOUTH

It still feels a lot like summer in the southern region, as torrid heat continues in portions of Indochina and the southernmost Philippines this weekend. Fortunately, there’s a little bit more moisture to work with this weekend, so there will be more showers and thunderstorms to help cool things off in some locations, especially over Indochina, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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

 

TROPICS

The tropics remain very quiet this weekend, with no potential trouble anywhere on the horizon for the region. Some continental energy will affect the Mariana Islands with clouds and showers, and a few thunderstorms could pop up in eastern Micronesia with a weak wave passing through. Aside from some windy conditions associated with the dissipating central Pacific storm system TD01C PALI affecting Majuro, most locations should see a pretty nice weekend ahead.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Guam 27 (81) 27 (81) Pt. Cloudy/Showers
Yap 31 (88) 31 (88) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Palau 32 (90) 31 (88) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Chuuk 29 (84) 29 (84) Sct. T-stms/Pt. Cloudy
Pohnpei 30 (86) 30 (86) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 29 (84) Ptly. Cloudy & Windy
Wake 28 (82) 28 (82) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy

Have a superb weekend!

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

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