Daily update- Thursday, March 10, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 10 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 10 MAR

Much cooler air has plunged into the north and central regions, bringing a taste of winter back to the day. The south region is once again dangerously hot as the tropics stay mostly quiet. 


Temperatures are either holding steady, or are already starting to rebound a bit across the north region, following the latest surge of colder air from the northwest, as the air mass moderates under the ever-increasing sunshine. A moderate storm system riding along the frontal boundary to the east of Japan will bring quite a bit of cloudiness to the central prefectures of the nation. A new, weaker ripple of energy coming in from eastern China will pass along the boundary over the next 24 hours, bringing clouds and few showers to the southern islands of the archipelago. Moisture is also riding over the cooler air mass at the surface over portions of central and eastern China, helping keep skies cloudy and temperatures cool in these areas.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar -7 (19) -26 (-15) Fair
Vladivostok 0 (32) -12 (10) Partly Cloudy
Beijing 8 (46) -5 (23) Fair
Seoul 5 (41) -5 (23) Fair
Tokyo 12 (54) 2 (36) Cloudy
Xi’an 9 (48) -2 (28) Fair
Shanghai 7 (45) -1 (30) Partly Cloudy



The central region is also feeling the new cool surge as it drops down from the north, and pulls up just short of the south region. Temperatures have been tumbling through the overnight hours, and will continue to fall for the remainder of the day. The aforementioned weak storm system forming along China’s eastern coast will help clouds and rainfall form over the southeastern coast and over Taiwan. A few showers will fall in the west where moisture is overriding the cool air at the surface, and in the south, where the stationary frontal boundary is helping to create some lift and squeeze out a few drops of rainfall.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 14 (57)              5 (41) PM Showers
Hong Kong 17 (63) 9 (48) Periods of Rain
Taipei 15 (59) 11 (52) Periods of Rain
Iwo To 13 (55) 7 (45) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 21 (70) 14 (57) Scattered Showers



More intense heat is in store for the south region, especially over inland portions of Indochina, as the summer-like heat continues to build. Coastal locations of Southeast Asia are seeing slightly cooler temperatures, but it will still be quite hot. A stationary frontal boundary located just north of the Philippines may provide enough energy for some showers and scattered thunderstorms to develop in the northern portions of Luzon. Singapore will also see another daily dose of thunderstorms in the midst of the afternoon heat.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 37 (99) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 34 (93) 24 (75) Fair
Manila 33 (91) 23 (73) Scattered Showers
Davao City 34 (93) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Fair
Singapore 33 (91) 27 (81) PM Thunderstorms



The tropics remain quiet, as one would expect entering the second week of March. The I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) is still depressed in location, and available moisture, so activity is isolated to just weak waves of energy passing through western Micronesia, eastern Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands. The Mariana Islands and Wake Island are still dealing with pulses of continental energy, with cooler temperatures than locations to the south.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Yap 32 (90) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Palau 32 (90) 26 (79) Scattered Showers
Chuuk 30 (86) 27 (81) PM Thunderstorms
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) PM Thunderstorms
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (79) Cloudy & Windy
Wake 26 (79) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy

Have a thrilling Thursday!

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

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