Daily update- Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 23 FEB

NWPAC outlook, 23 FEB

Colder and wetter weather will affect portions of the north region, as the central also sees a considerable dose of unsettled weather. Parts of the south are absolutely baking in the increasing sunshine, while the tropics remain quiet, but wet. 


A series of weather systems will bring cooler air to portions of northern China and eastern Russia, and very wet weather to most of Japan today. One cold front is stretched over northeastern China and Korea, with an associated low over northern Japan, while another complex storm system is affecting the southern portion of the archipelago. Low-elevation rain and high elevation snow will continue to fall over much of Honshu, while heavier snowfall will affect northwestern Hokkaido. A few thunderstorms could pop up in the extreme southern portions of Japan and the Ryuku Islands as a low pressure area slides up from the southwest. Cloudiness will extend well west into eastern China as moisture continues to stream in over the continent. The remainder of the region will see just a few scattered clouds and seasonably cool temperatures.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -9 (16) -28 (-18) Fair
Vladivostok -11 (12) -21 (-6) Fair & Windy
Beijing 4 (39) -7 (19) Fair
Seoul 4 (39) -8 (18) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 12 (54) 6 (43) Cloudy
Xi’an 9 (48) -2 (28) Partly Cloudy
Shanghai 9 (48) 3 (37) Cloudy



The central region is dealing with lots of moisture streaming over the region, associated with a stationary cold front and associated storm system to the east. The front extends well west into the highlands of central China, with moisture streaming in along the jet stream just to its south. Locations along the coast will see plenty of cloudiness and rainfall, with the rainy weather extending into the western parts of the region. Temperatures will be seasonably mild across the region.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 11 (52) 1 (34) Rain
Hong Kong 17 (63) 12 (54) Rain
Taipei 17 (63) 14 (57) Rain
Iwo To 14 (57) 6 (43) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 16 (61) 13 (55) Cloudy



Temperatures in interior Indochina are simply torrid today, with reading well above normal across most of the peninsula. Warm temperatures extend to the east over the Philippines, where the seasonal northeast monsoon will get a boost over the next 24 hours and bring moist, and slightly cooler, air to the eastern seaboard of the Philippines. Aside from the intense heat, it will be a relatively nice day across the region, with Singapore seeing their usual dose of afternoon thunderstorms at the peak of daytime heating.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 37 (99) 24 (75) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 35 (95) 23 (73) Fair
Manila 33 (91) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Davao City 33 (91) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 31 (88) 26 (79) PM Thunderstorms



The tropics are devoid of any organized activity, however, general cloudiness, scattered showers, and even some gusty winds are affecting many locations in the region as the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) remains mildly active. An upper-level low pressure system will increase the chance of thunderstorms over the Mariana Islands and part of western Micronesia as it slides slowly westward. General cloudiness and shower activity extends well eastward into the Marshall Islands. Wake will see a windy, but dry, day with just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 26 (79) 23 (73) T-storms & Wind
Yap 31 (88) 24 (75) Increasing Clouds
Palau 30 (86) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 29 (84) 26 (79) Scattered T-storms
Pohnpei 30 (86) 26 (79) Thunderstorms
Majuro 29 (84) 26 (79) Showers
Wake 27 (81) 22 (72) Ptly Cloudy & Windy

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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

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