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Daily update- Thursday, March 3, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 03 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 03 MAR

Spring-like temperatures settle in across much of the north region, as colder air is poised to move in next week. It’s quite warm in the central and south regions as well, as the tropics remain mostly quiet. 

NORTH

Very warm, spring-like air is migrating northward across the north region, as cold air builds to the northwest, poised to slide through next week. The coldest air in the region remains far to the north in Mongolia, northeastern China, and eastern Russia. One storm system will move through Japan today, dragging some of the cooler air a bit farther south into northern portions of the nation. Showers, wind, and even some snow showers are possible across Hokkaido and northern Honshu as the storm system exits to the northeast. Another weak pulse of energy is moving through Mongolia, and will help kick up some snow showers later this afternoon. For points south, it will be a warm and mostly sunny day, with just a few scattered clouds around.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 6 (43) -12 (10) PM Snow Showers
Vladivostok -1 (30) -13 (9) Partly Cloudy
Beijing 18 (64) 2 (36) Partly Cloudy
Seoul 14 (57) 4 (39) Fair
Tokyo 16 (61) 4 (39) Fair
Xi’an 25 (77) 6 (43) Fair
Shanghai 23 (73) 13 (55) Partly Cloudy

 

CENTRAL

Warm, spring-like air is also building across the central region, and coupled with the absence of cloud cover, is leading to some very warm afternoon highs across the region. A few showers will fall across southern China and northern Indochina as a plume of moisture slides in from the west. The remainder of the region will see very pleasant weather, with lots of sunshine to warm things up.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 19 (66)              6 (43) Partly Cloudy
Hong Kong 21 (70) 15 (59) Fair
Taipei 24 (75) 14 (57) Fair
Iwo To 15 (59) 2 (36) Cloudy
Hanoi 23 (73) 17 (63) Scattered Showers

 

 SOUTH

The south region continues to warm up as the sun climbs slowly higher into the afternoon sky with each passing day. A stationary frontal boundary draped over the northern Philippines could bring some clouds, and a few rain showers, to the northern half of the nation. Scattered thunderstorms will pop up over portions of Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia as the hot afternoon sun lifts the tropical moisture up, but the remainder of the region will just see lots of heat, under mostly sunny skies.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 35 (95) 22 (72) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 34 (93) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Manila 29 (84) 23 (73) Scattered Showers
Davao City 34 (93) 24 (75) Fair
Brunei 30 (86) 26 (79) Sctd Thunderstorms
Singapore 32 (90) 27 (81) Sctd Thunderstorms

 

TROPICS 

The tropics are mostly quiet today, with just a couple of very weak pulses of energy and convergence embedded within the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical convergence Zone). Most of this energy is located in Micronesia, with weaker energy located near the Philippines and over Indonesia, and another weak ripple out east near the Marshall Islands. Aside from a few scattered showers and thunderstorms, it will be a warm, wonderful day across the tropics.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 22 (72) AM Showers
Yap 32 (90) 26 (79) PM Showers
Palau 31 (88) 25 (77) PM Showers
Chuuk 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) PM Showers
Majuro 29 (84) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Wake 27 (81) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy

Have a thrilling Thursday!

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

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