Daily update- Monday, March 21, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 21 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 21 MAR

A weak push of cooler air is affecting the north region as the central region gets ready for their shot later this week. Torrid heat continues in the south region as the tropics remain mostly quiet. 


A shot of slightly cooler air is migrating through the north region to kick off the first official week of spring. There’s very little energy or moisture in the region, so conditions will remain pretty nice through the day for most locations. Eastern Russia will see a few rain drops and rain/sleet mixture as the sun sets this evening. Aside from a few clouds in western China associated with the stationary frontal boundary, the remainder of the north region will see only a mix of clouds and sun.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 8 (46) -9 (16) Partly Cloudy
Vladivostok 9 (48) -4 (25) Rain & PM Mix
Beijing 21 (70) 8 (46) Fair
Seoul 14 (57) 1 (34) Fair
Tokyo 11 (52) 4 (39) Partly Cloudy
Xi’an 19 (66) 9 (48) Cloudy
Shanghai 16 (61) 9 (48) Partly Cloudy



The central region is starting to see slightly cooler temperatures today, with a stronger push expected as we get through the first few days of the week. A stalled frontal boundary to the south is allowing the development of a weak storm system over southeastern China, bringing a good dose of rainfall to Taipei today with a chance for thunderstorms in Hong Kong as the low pressure area deepens.  The remainder of the region will see a pretty nice day with plenty of sunshine amidst a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 23 (73) 11 (52) Ptly Cloudy & Windy
Hong Kong 19 (66) 16 (61) Sctd Thunderstorms
Taipei 19 (66) 17 (63) Periods of Rain
Iwo To 16 (61) 7 (45) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 26 (79) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy



Temperatures in the south continue to edge upwards, as the days grow longer and the sun’s angle increases. Although afternoon readings will be slightly less across many areas, dangerous heat can be expected in portions of Interior Indochina and the southern Philippines. There are hints of some relief, as a weak surge of slightly cooler and drier air pushes through some of the more northerly locations over the next 7 days, however, this air mass is moderating quickly, and will provide little more than a day of relief before intense heat returns. Skies will be partly cloudy across much of the region, with Singapore expecting a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 37 (99) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 33 (91) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Manila 34 (93) 23 (73) Fair
Davao City 35 (95) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 32 (90) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



The tropics remain quiet today, as small ripples of energy ride along the ever-flowing I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). The I.T.C.Z. remains very far to the south, and convergent energy is quite weak. However, there are signs that moisture is increasing quickly in the region, especially in eastern portions. Northerly locations such as Guam and Wake will continue to see influence from continental air masses migrating eastward, so temperatures will be a bit cooler in these locations. Everyone else will see temperatures warming under partly cloudy skies.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 28 (82) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy
Yap 32 (90) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Palau 31 (88) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 32 (90) 27 (81) PM Showers
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 29 (84) 27 (81) PM Showers
Wake 25 (77) 22 (72) Increasing Clouds

Have a not-so-manic Monday!

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

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