Daily update- Monday, April 4, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 04 APR

NWPAC outlook, 04 APR

A spring storm will barrel through the eastern half of the north region and bring a few clouds and showers to the central region as well. Heat continues to be the big story in the south region, while the tropics start to show the season’s first possible signs of life. 


A healthy spring storm system is pushing through eastern China, Korea, and Japan today, with the biggest impact to be felt in the southern half of the Japanese archipelago. Clouds and rain showers will also impact parts of west-central China as moisture from the west moves in. Temperatures are rebounding a bit in Mongolia, northern China, and eastern Russia, ahead of another cool-down mid-week. The remainder of the region will see plenty of warm sunshine and just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 9 (48) -6 (21) Fair
Vladivostok 11 (52) -2 (28) Fair
Beijing 23 (73) 7 (45) Fair
Seoul 19 (66) 3 (37) Fair
Tokyo 18 (64) 11 (52) Periods of Rain
Xi’an 13 (55) 8 (46) Periods of Rain
Shanghai 17 (63) 10 (50) Partly Cloudy



A cold front extending to the west associated with the spring storm to the north will help focus some clouds and energy over Taiwan and points east today, as high pressure builds in to the west and clears things out a bit. The air behind the frontal system is still quite warm, so temperatures across the region will hold steady compared to previous day’s readings. Aside for the unsettled weather to the east, the remainder of the region will see pretty good weather, with plenty of sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 26 (79) 13 (55) Fair
Hong Kong 24 (75) 20 (68) Partly Cloudy
Taipei 25 (77) 20 (68) Scattered T-Storms
Iwo To 24 (75) 21 (70) Scattered Showers
Hanoi 27 (81) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy



Torrid heat continues over the south region today, but it’s not quite as hot as it has been over the past couple of weeks. The sun will shine brightly through scattered clouds over the northern four-fifths of the region, with all moisture relegated to the southernmost locales due to ripples of tropical energy moving through.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 36 (97) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Manila 34 (93) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Davao City 34 (93) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 32 (90) 26 (79) Scattered T-Storms
Singapore 32 (90) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



Signs of life are building in the tropics, as the atmosphere and the water heat up across the region. Long range computer forecast models persist in showing a very weak LPA developing in Micronesia later this week, and moving west-northwestward towards the Philippines as it maintains minimal strength, and the weakening as it approaches the archipelago early next week. At best, this may bring some much-needed rainfall to the Philippines…at worst it will fizzle out completely in the very dry air mass entranced over the western section of the region. We will keep an eye on things and keep you updated.

Tropical Risk (1)

Elsewhere, general tropical convergence continues along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) region-wide; so many locations can expect a round of afternoon showers and thunderstorms today.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Yap 33 (91) 26 (79) Fair
Palau 28 (82) 27 (81) Thunderstorms
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 28 (82) 26 (79) Thunderstorms
Majuro 28 (82) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Wake 24 (75) 21 (70) Partly Cloudy

Have a motivating Monday!

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

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