Daily update- Monday, March 14, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 14 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 14 MAR

Spring has sprung for the most part in the north and central regions, as summer settles into the south region. The tropics are looking more impressive, but there’s no real development in the cards at this time. 


Spring-like temperatures continue to build across the north region as we kick off the new work week. The leading edge of the latest cool air surge is undulating to the east of the region, with a couple of low pressure systems riding along the boundary south, and east of Japan. These storm systems ride along the boundary and bring plenty of rain and some gusty winds to southern and central Japan today, as the overall boundary works slowly eastward. Central China will see some clouds as a weak storm system approaches from the west. Another shot of reinforcing cool and dry air is also moving into Mongolia. Otherwise, the north region will see lots of sunshine with just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 5 (41) -14 (9) Fair
Vladivostok 2 (36) -7 (19) Fair
Beijing 16 (61) 3 (37) Fair
Seoul 11 (52) -3 (27) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 9 (48) 5 (41) Rain
Xi’an 18 (64) 7 (45) Cloudy
Shanghai 13 (55) 4 (39) Fair



Cooler air behind the latest frontal system has cooled temperatures just a bit over the weekend, but the changes have been minimal. The frontal system associated with the cooler air surge is located to the east of Taiwan, helping bring periods of rain to the island. The remainder of the region has cleared out for the most part, and temperatures are expected to warm up to springtime levels during the week.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 24 (75) 13 (55) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Hong Kong 18 (64) 14 (57) Partly Cloudy
Taipei 15 (59) 13 (55) Periods of Rain
Iwo To 10 (50) 5 (41) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 23 (73) 16 (61) Partly Cloudy



Following a slightly cooler weekend, the heat will start to build once again across the south region, particularly Southeastern Asia. High temperatures coupled with building humidity could make outdoor activities risky in the middle of the day across the region. Aside from Singapore, which will see the usual dose of afternoon thunderstorms, the south region will see lots of hot sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 35 (95) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 34 (93) 25 (77) Fair
Manila 34 (93) 24 (75) Fair
Davao City 34 (93) 23 (73) Fair
Brunei 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 34 (93) 26 (79) Thunderstorms



The tropics remain quiet as the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) stays depressed in both activity and latitude. Two easterly waves are migrating along the ITCZ, offering up a good chance of clouds and scattered showers to parts of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. The northern islands of Guam and Wake are still seeing most of their weather influenced by the strong seasonal northeast monsoon, which continues to see reinforcing energy from continental air masses sliding by to the north.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy
Yap 33 (91) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Palau 31 (93) 25 (77) Scattered Showers
Chuuk 31 (93) 27 (81) Cloudy
Pohnpei 32 (90) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (81) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Wake 26 (79) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy

Have a marvelous Monday!

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

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