Weekend update- March 5/6, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 05-06 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 05-06 MAR

As we enter the first weekend of March, we find big changes taking place across much of the north region as colder air infiltrates the region from the northwest. The central region is warm this weekend, but will see the same changes move through during the next week. The south is on fire this weekend, with very hot temperatures throughout. The tropics remain mostly quiet with no real action on the horizon.


Very warm air has been pumped in from the south ahead of a strong storm system currently moving through the region. This storm system will bring wintry precipitation and colder temperatures to the northernmost reaches of the region, while areas father south will just see some rain with a cool-down to more normal temperatures. Higher elevations of Korea and northern Japan could see some snowfall as the front moves through. The westernmost portion of the region will see temperatures rebound a bit, ahead of the next, colder, push of Siberian air, scheduled to make its way through the region starting on Monday.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Ulaanbaatar -11 (12) -12 (10) Pt Cloudy/Pt Cloudy
Vladivostok 3 (37) 6 (43) Rain&Wind/Frz. Rain&Wind
Beijing 13 (55) 12 (54) Fair/Partly Cloudy
Seoul 16 (61) 14 (57) Rain/Ptly. Cloudy
Tokyo 18 (64)              20 (68) Pt Cloudy/Showers
Xi’an 17 (63) 21 (70) Fair/Fair
Shanghai 26 (79)              16 (61) Ptly Cloudy/Cloudy



Warm air has also settled over the central region as the newest storm system moving through pulls the humid, tropical air to the north. Temperatures will hold mostly steady over the region this weekend as the current storm system moves through and dries the air out a bit, before a significant cool-down next week. Clouds and showers will plague the southernmost parts of the region, spreading eastward through the weekend.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Kunming 17 (63) 21 (70) Sct T-Storms/Fair
Hong Kong 23 (73) 22 (72) Sct Showers/Cloudy
Taipei 26 (79) 24 (75) Rain/Fair
Iwo To 18 (64) 18 (64) Pt Cloudy/Showers
Hanoi 24 (75) 27 (81) Cloudy/Cloudy



Temperatures are dangerously high across much of Indochina this weekend as the tropical heat and humidity build across the peninsula. Temperatures will peak near 37C (99F) across interior portions of the area, albeit a bit cooler closer to the coasts. Very warm air will also settle over the Philippines as the easterly flow raises the humidity levels. Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia will see a chance of thunderstorms during the peak of afternoon heating through the weekend, while the remainder of the region will see just a few scattered clouds amidst the intense early spring sunshine.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Siem Reap 37 (99) 36 (97) Pt Cloudy/Pt Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 35 (95) 34 (93) Fair/Fair
Manila 34 (93) 34 (93) Pt Cloudy/Pt Cloudy
Davao City 33 (91) 31 (88) Pt Cloudy/Pt Cloudy
Brunei 31 (88) 30 (86) Sct T-Stms/Sct T-Stms
Singapore 33 (91) 32 (90) T-storms/T-storms



Moisture is slowly building across the tropics as fewer intrusions of drier continental air make their way into the region. The northernmost islands of the region will still deal with a bit of energy from the north, with windy conditions and a few scattered showers, while island groups within the weak I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) will see mostly fair weather, with an occasional isolated shower here and there.

City Sat. High C (F) Sun. High C (F) Conditions (Sat/Sun)
Guam 28 (82) 26 (79) Pt. Cldy/Pt. Cldy&Wind
Yap 31 (88) 32 (90) Pt. Cloudy/AM Showers
Palau 31 (88) 31 (88) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 29 (84) Pt. Cldy/Pt. Cldy&Wind
Pohnpei 29 (84) 30 (86) Pt. Cloudy/Pt. Cloudy
Majuro 28 (82) 29 (84) Showers/Ptly Cloudy
Wake 26 (79) 26 (79) Pt Cloudy/Showers&Wind

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

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