Daily update- Thursday, March 31, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 31 MAR

NWPAC outlook, 31 MAR

Cooler air moves into the extreme sections of the north region, while temperatures keep climbing in the central region. More heat is on tap for the south region, as the tropics heat up, but stay mostly silent. 

NORTH

A complex weather scenario is playing out today across the north region, as cooler air moves into Mongolia behind one storm system to the north, and a fairly large storm system gets organized over eastern China, poised to affect Japan over the next 36 hours. The biggest changes are in the north, where Mongolia will see a few snow showers today as a shot of much cooler air slides through from west to east. The air mass behind the first frontal system is serving to only maintain mostly drier conditions over much of the region. Aside from a few showers in eastern China, the region will see lots of warm sunshine with a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 3 (37) -9 (16) Snow Showers
Vladivostok 10 (50) -1 (30) Partly Cloudy
Beijing 27 (81) 13 (55) Fair
Seoul 22 (72) 6 (43) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 17 (63) 11 (52) Fair
Xi’an 28 (82) 10 (50) Fair
Shanghai 17 (63) 9 (48) Scattered Showers

 

CENTRAL

Temperatures across the central region continue to rise, as the warm sunshine heats up the atmosphere over the region. A stationary frontal system draped over the region will drag in a few clouds over portions of southern China and northern Vietnam, but significant precipitation is not expected. Most of the region will see a nice, warm day today, with just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 24 (75) 12 (54) Partly Cloudy
Hong Kong 22 (72) 17 (63) Partly Cloudy
Taipei 28 (82) 18 (64) Partly Cloudy
Iwo To 21 (70) 18 (64) Partly Cloudy
Hanoi 24 (75) 19 (66) Cloudy

 

 SOUTH

Intense heat continues to affect the south region, especially over Southeast Asia, as the summer season gets into full swing. The regional average high temperature will settle in just above 34C (93F), with temperatures approaching 37C (99F) across interior Indochina. The good news is that the region will enjoy a rain-free day, as locations to the south dry up a bit. Look for lots of hot sunshine this afternoon with just a few scattered clouds in some spots.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 37 (99) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 35 (95) 25 (77) Fair
Manila 34 (93) 24 (75) Fair
Davao City 34 (93) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 34 (93) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy

 

 TROPICS 

The tropics remain relatively quiet today, as temperatures slowly climb each day. One flare-up of convergence over western Micronesia and the Marshall Islands is quite impressive on satellite, but aside from a few showers and thunderstorms, there’s not much to it. Most of the region will see plenty of warm sunshine today, and a cloud or two here and there.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 31 (88) 24 (75) Fair
Yap 33 (91) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Palau 28 (82) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 32 (90) 27 (81) Thunderstorms
Majuro 28 (82) 27 (81) Cloudy
Wake 25 (77) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy

Have a great Thursday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast, WUnderground.com, MeteoEarth

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