Archive | February 3, 2016

Daily update- Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 03 FEB

NWPAC outlook, 03 FEB

The overall weather situation in eastern Asia and the NWPAC has quieted down considerably, as temperatures start to rebound in the north and central, the south sees the heat continue, and the tropics stay quiet. 


Temperatures are warming up a bit across much of the north region, as the latest surge of cooler air begins to moderate just a bit. Parts of the extreme north are still seeing VERY cold temperatures, well below freezing as we head through the middle of the week, however, to the south and east a slow warming trend is underway. High pressure continues to dominate the entirety of the north region, so aside from the most northerly locations in the region, everyone will see just a few scattered clouds and lots of sunshine to help warm things up a tiny bit.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -13 (9) -29 (-20) Cloudy
Vladivostok -6 (21) -17 (1) Fair
Beijing 7 (45) -6 (21) Partly Cloudy
Seoul 4 (39) -5 (23) Fair
Tokyo 9 (48) 1 (34) Partly Cloudy
Xi’an 7 (45) -4 (25) Partly Cloudy
Shanghai 6 (43) -1 (30) Fair



Much of the unsettled weather that has continuously plagued the central region is moving offshore, so it looks like most of the region will start to dry out just a bit. That is, except Taiwan, which continues to see cold showers fall as the north winds blow the moisture up the mountain slopes and squeeze out whatever it can. Temperatures are rebounding quickly across the central region, and the main energy from the latest surge stays a bit to the north and east. It will be windy in western China as a new storm system starts to form there, but skies will be partly cloudy for most of the region, with plenty of sun.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 16 (61) 4 (39) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Hong Kong 14 (57) 13 (55) Partly Cloudy
Taipei 15 (59) 13 (55) Rain
Iwo To 8 (46) -1 (30) Fair
Hanoi 17 (63) 12 (54) Partly Cloudy



More heat is on the menu for the south region, but it won’t be quite as oppressive as it has been for the past 2 days. Still, the south region will see a warm average high of around 33C (91F) with very little in the way of clouds or rain to help cool it off. There is still some weak energy passing from east to west thorough the Philippines, so rain chances there are elevated just a bit, especially for portions of Luzon. Singapore will once again see a round of afternoon thunderstorms, but everyone else will enjoy a rain-free day with just a few scattered clouds mixed in with the intense sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 33 (91) 20 (68) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 35 (95) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Manila 31 (88) 23 (73) Sctd Thunderstorms
Davao City 33 (91) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 32 (90) 26 (79) Thunderstorms



It’s another quiet day across the tropics, with very little in the way of even clouds over the region. A weak pulse of energy, the remnant energy from what was 90W INVEST, is passing through western Micronesia and the Philippines, so rain chances will be elevated in those locations. The Marianas could also see some showers as continental energy affects the area. Everyone else will see a day full of sunshine and just a few clouds.

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

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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

Rare Snowfall Creates Travel Chaos in Southern China

Rare snow fell in Southern China’s Guangdong province Tuesday resulting in wide spread travel problems for those on the roads, in the air and as seen here on the trains.


Que to get in to the Train Station

At its peak up to 100,000 passengers were stranded at Guangzhou’s train station by Tuesday evening due to delays caused by the weather further to the north of the city.


To make matters worse this occurred running up to Chinese New Year Travel Season. One of the largest migrations of people on earth as people leaves the cities to head to rural areas or overseas.


The station can hold about 43,000 people; with many more than that number of people waiting there was thousands of people outside just waiting to get inside.


It is not common to get snowfall this far south and the end result was the delays.  At least the forecast looks better with still chilly temperatures this week but much better conditions as far as precipitation. In Guangzhou city partly cloudy skies are expected through the rest of the work week as high pressure settles in from the north.