Daily update- Monday, March 7, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 07 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 07 MAR

Very cold air returns to portions of the extreme north, poised to slide down into the remainder of the region this week. The central region will see another warm day as they prepare for a bit of a cool-down as well. The south continues to deal with intense heat, and the tropics stay mostly quiet. 


Very cold air has moved into portions of northern China, Mongolia, and eastern Russia, as a cold Siberian high pressure area starts to migrate slowly southeastward. This colder air will slowly work its way across the north region during the early part of this week, bringing temperatures back down closer to normal levels. One weakening storm system is exiting the region to the northeast of Japan today. The trailing cold front will interact with moisture from a fairly potent storm system south of the archipelago, and moisture wrapping around this low pressure area will affect central and southern portions of the nation with clouds and rain showers. Overriding moisture will bring some clouds to the high country of China as well, but the remainder of the region will see a fairly pleasant day.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -14 (7) -28 (-18) Fair
Vladivostok 3 (37) -7 (19) PM Snow Showers
Beijing 11 (52) 4 (39) Fair
Seoul 15 (59) 0 (32) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 18 (64) 12 (54) Rain
Xi’an 15 (59) 6 (43) Cloudy
Shanghai 24 (75) 11 (52) Fair



Temperatures will remain warm across the central region for most of this week, before a cool-down takes place in the latter half. Considerable cloudiness is present across much of the region as moisture gets pulled to the east by a storm system exiting the region near Japan. Taipei will see rain fall as a result of this storm, but the remainder of the region will remain mostly dry for the time being.


City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 22 (72)              9 (48) Ptly Cloudy&Windy
Hong Kong 24 (75) 19 (66) Cloudy
Taipei 26 (79) 18 (64) Rain
Iwo To 17 (63) 10 (50) Cloudy
Hanoi 28 (82) 20 (68) Partly Cloudy



The intense heat has eased up a bit across the Southeast Asian peninsula, for the time being, but it’s still dangerously hot over portions of the region today. Moisture being pushed in by the seasonal northeast monsoon will combine with a bit of energy to the north, and bring a few rain showers to portions of the northern Philippines. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will affect Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia as waves of weak energy track along the much-retreated I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) to the south. The remainder of the region will see just a few scattered clouds mixed in with the intense sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 34 (93) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 33 (91) 23 (73) Fair
Manila 34 (93) 24 (75) Scattered Showers
Davao City 33 (91) 23 (73) Fair
Brunei 31 (88) 26 (79) Scattered T-storms
Singapore 33 (91) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



The tropics remain mostly quiet, with just a few waves of weak convergent energy tracking along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone), which has retreated far to the southernmost latitudes of the region. Most of the energy that will affect the region is located far to the east in the Marshall Islands, where a few clouds and showers could erupt. Weak ripples of continental energy have once again begun to affect the Mariana Islands, and to the east, Wake Island, with cooler temperatures, clouds, showers, and occasional gusty winds on tap this afternoon. The remainder of the region will see a nice day, with plenty of sunshine and just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 22 (72) PM Showers
Yap 32 (90) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Palau 31 (88) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 30 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (79) PM Showers
Wake 24 (81) 21 (23) Cloudy & Windy

Have a marvelous Monday!

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

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