Archive | March 16, 2016

Daily update- Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 16 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 16 MAR

A slight cool-down is in store for portions of the north region later this week, as temperatures in the central region keep edging upwards. Some parts of the south region are getting dangerously hot, while the tropics show signs of life, but no development expected. 


A fairly large storm system along the leading edge of the latest cool surge is moving to the northeast, well into the NWPAC and northern maritime latitudes. Another weak system is moving across eastern Russia and northern Japan today, and this system will drag along some clouds and showers across portions of north and central Japan. A third weak system is moving through Mongolia, bringing with it a few snow showers and slightly cooler temperatures. This system will combine with another weak storm in western China and drag in some slightly cooler air to the region as we head into the weekend.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 9 (48) -7 (19) PM Snow Showers
Vladivostok 11 (52) -4 (25) Fair
Beijing 19 (66) 5 (41) Fair
Seoul 13 (55) 0 (32) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 15 (59) 5 (41) Scattered Showers
Xi’an 17 (63) 7 (45) Cloudy
Shanghai 19 (66) 9 (48) Partly Cloudy



The central region continues to warm up ever so slightly as warm air slowly gets pulled to the north from the tropics. The latest frontal system continues to slowly move offshore of southeastern China and Taiwan, with moisture streaming in from the west over the cooler air mass at the surface. This is helping generate some clouds and showers in these areas, as well as over portions of southern China and northern Vietnam. The remainder of the region will see warm temperatures with a mix of clouds and sun.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 24 (75) 11 (52) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Hong Kong 17 (63) 17 (63) Showers
Taipei 19 (66) 15 (59) Cloudy
Iwo To 12 (54) 5 (41) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 25 (77) 21 (70) Cloudy



Heat continues to build over the south region today, and when you combine this heat with the humidity, we find some locations seeing near-hazardous conditions at the peak of afternoon heating. The average high across the region will settle in near 32 C (90F), but portions of interior Indochina, the Philippines, and Malaysia will see temperatures much higher. There’s no relief in sight for these areas as the entire region will see a partly cloudy day and lots of hot sunshine beaming down.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 35 (95) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 32 (90) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Manila 34 (93) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Davao City 35 (95) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 35 (95) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy



The tropics appear to be a bit more active today, with three distinct areas of convergence migrating westward along the still weak I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). One weak area of disturbed weather is sliding along to the south of the Philippines, while the second area is slowly tracking to the west through central Micronesia. The last area is moving through the Marshall Islands, with some clouds and gusty winds. Latest computer forecast models show no development anywhere in the tropics for the foreseeable future. Aside from some showers in western parts of Micronesia, and a cloudy day in the Marshall Islands, the tropics will see plenty of sunshine with only a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 27 (81) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy
Yap 32 (90) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Palau 32 (90) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) PM Showers
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (81) Cloudy & Windy
Wake 26 (79) 23 (73) Ptly Cloudy & Windy

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, HKO, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast,, MeteoEarth