Archive | April 13, 2016

Daily update- Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 13 APR

NWPAC outlook, 13 APR

A pair of storm systems are bringing unsettled weather to the north and central regions while the intensely dangerous heat continues to dominate the south region. The tropics are still very quiet with no activity planned for the near future. 


A storm system extending to the west from eastern Russia will bring clouds and showers to northern China, Korea, and northern Japan today as it slides through the region slowly. This feature is combining with moisture associated with frontal system to the south to bring plentiful clouds and showers to the eastern locales of the region. To the north and west, the weather is fine, with lots of sunshine and just a few clouds scattered about.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 9 (48) -1 (30) Fair
Vladivostok 12 (54) 0 (32) Fair
Beijing 28 (82) 8 (47) Partly Cloudy
Seoul 21 (70) 9 (48) Scattered Showers
Tokyo 18 (64) 14 (57) Showers
Xi’an 27 (81) 12 (54) Cloudy
Shanghai 23 (73) 12 (54) Scattered Showers



A stationary, and slowly retreating, frontal system is splitting the central region in half today and energy flows along the undulating boundary, brining clouds, rain, and occasional thunderstorms to portions of southeastern China and Taiwan. Rain extends along the boundary far eastward to Iwo To, where rain will fall today as well. Locations to the west and south are seeing relatively dry, and very warm, conditions with just a few scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 26 (79) 14 (57) Partly Cloudy
Hong Kong 26 (79) 23 (73) Thunderstorms
Taipei 27 (81) 20 (68) Thunderstorms
Iwo To 25 (77) 22 (72) Periods of Rain
Hanoi 32 (90) 23 (73) Partly Cloudy



It’s another day of very intense heat across portions of the Southeast Asian peninsula. Combining the heat and humidity, we find inland locations of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and almost all of Laos, will see extreme heat indices approaching 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. To the south and east, small surges of tropical moisture will provide fuel for showers, and a few thunderstorms, to the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 41 (106) 27 (81) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 37 (99) 28 (82) Fair
Manila 34 (93) 26 (79) Scattered T-Storms
Davao City 34 (93) 25 (77) Scattered T-Storms
Brunei 33 (91) 26 (79) Scattered T-Storms
Singapore 33 (91) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



Very quiet conditions persist throughout the tropical region, with very little in the way of activity. Long-range forecasts show nothing in the way of development within the region, as the tropical season takes a well-deserved pause from last year’s lengthy duration. Most locations throughout the tropics will see plenty of sunshine today, with warm temperatures and widely scattered clouds.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Yap 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Palau 30 (86) 27 (81) Scattered T-Storms
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 33 (91) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 28 (82) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Wake 26 (79) 24 (75) Fair

Have a wacky Wednesday!

Courtesy: CIMSS, Tropical Tidbits, Intellicast,, MeteoEarth