Daily update- Monday, April 11, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 11 APR

NWPAC outlook, 11 APR

Cooler temperatures return to parts of the north region as unsettled weather moves into the central region. Dangerous heat builds up in the south region while the tropics remain mostly quiet. 


Temperatures have cooled just a bit in most of the north region as a pair of frontal systems move offshore to the east. Another storm system is gathering strength in the northern part of the region, and will join up with another surge of Siberian air to help bring in cooler air later this week. Aside from a few clouds in Mongolia, and along the eastern coast of China, the region will see a comfortable day with a few scattered clouds for most locations.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 9 (48) -3 (27) Cloudy
Vladivostok 9 (48) -2 (28) Fair
Beijing 18 (64) 7 (45) Partly Cloudy
Seoul 19 (66) 8 (46) Fair
Tokyo 14 (57) 6 (43) Partly Cloudy
Xi’an 27 (81) 12 (54) Partly Cloudy
Shanghai 17 (63) 12 (54) Cloudy



Clouds and showers are plaguing much of the central region today as lingering moisture stays behind the latest frontal systems. This is the infancy stage of the East Asian monsoon season, or ‘plum rains’, which will not be in full force until next month, but the signs of its arrival are starting to show up. Southeastern China and Taiwan will see periods of rain with a few thunderstorms today, while areas to the south and west will see plentiful sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 26 (79) 14 (57) Fair
Hong Kong 26 (79) 21 (70) Thunderstorms
Taipei 22 (72) 19 (66) Periods of Rain
Iwo To 26 (79) 21 (70) Scattered Showers
Hanoi 28 (82) 22 (72) Partly Cloudy



Seriously dangerous heat is in place across much of the south region today. I cannot put enough adjectives in this paragraph to describe the danger in portions of Cambodia, Laos, and interior locations of Thailand and Vietnam. Intense sunshine, combined with ample humidity, will drive up heat indices, which could approach 48C (118F) in some areas. Residents of these areas should avoid prolonged afternoon exposure to the conditions, and restrict any vigorous activity to the early morning and late evening hours. The northern Philippines will also see intense heat and humidity today, with heat indices of 42C (108F) possible, especially over inland provinces of Luzon. Extreme caution should be observed if plans take you outside this afternoon. To the south, plentiful tropical moisture will offer up a chance of thunderstorms to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 41 (106) 27 (81) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 36 (97) 27 (81) Fair
Manila 37 (99) 25 (77) Fair
Davao City 34 (93) 25 (77) Scattered T-Storms
Brunei 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 32 (90) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



The tropics are mostly quiet today, as the heat and moisture continue to build up in the region. However, without any concentrated areas of convection, activity is scarce. A decent chance for showers and thunderstorms is possible throughout Micronesia, while most other locations will see lots of sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 31 (88) 25 (77) Partly Cloudy
Yap 32 (90) 26 (79) Thunderstorms
Palau 31 (88) 27 (81) Scattered T-Storms
Chuuk 32 (90) 27 (81) Scattered Showers
Pohnpei 33 (91) 27 (81) Scattered Showers
Majuro 28 (82) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Wake 26 (79) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy

Have a memorable Monday!

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

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