Daily update- Thursday, April 14, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 14 APR

NWPAC outlook, 14 APR

Mixed weather affects the north region as unsettled conditions remain over the central region. More heat is on tap for the south while the tropics keep a low profile as the ocean gets warmer. 


Three storms systems are affecting the north region today, with one system moving through portions of Japan today on its way out to sea, another frontal system moves slowly through parts of northeastern China and Korea, and yet, a third system making its way into Mongolia. The easternmost system will bring rain and showers in the early part of the day over Japan, but conditions should improve a bit this afternoon. The second frontal system is draped over central China, and extends all the way to the northeast to a pair of low pressure areas in eastern Russia. Temperatures have cooled a bit across northern China, but are still unseasonably warm for this time of year. A new system will make its way into Mongolia tonight, bringing a chance for snow to the nation.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 16 (61) -2 (28) Cloudy
Vladivostok 10 (50) -1 (30) Scattered Showers
Beijing 23 (73) 7 (45) Fair
Seoul 19 (66) 7 (45) Partly Cloudy
Tokyo 20 (68) 13 (55) AM Shws/PM Cldy
Xi’an 26 (79) 14 (57) Partly Cloudy
Shanghai 22 (72) 12 (54) Partly Cloudy



The easternmost locales of the central region will see another rainy day as a frontal system associated with a storm over Japan slowly works its way to the east. The front, which extends to the southwest into Taiwan, will be the focal point for showers and a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Areas to the west and south are trouble-free, with just a few scattered clouds amidst the sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 26 (79) 13 (55) Partly Cloudy
Hong Kong 26 (79) 23 (73) Thunderstorms
Taipei 24 (75) 20 (68) Periods of Rain
Iwo To 26 (79) 22 (72) PM Thunderstorms
Hanoi 32 (90) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy



Blistering heat continues to plague parts of the south region, especially inland locales of the Southeast Asian peninsula, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and almost all of Laos. More intense daytime heat, combined with rising humidity, shapes up to muster extreme heat indices approaching 47C (116F) 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. Small surges of tropical moisture continue to provide fuel for showers, and a few thunderstorms, to the parts of the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 40 (104) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 37 (99) 27 (81) Fair
Manila 34 (93) 26 (79) Scattered T-Storms
Davao City 33 (91) 26 (79) Scattered T-Storms
Brunei 33 (91) 27 (81) Thunderstorms
Singapore 33 (91) 27 (81) Scattered T-Storms



Sea-surface temperatures are becoming more and more favorable as we progress through the spring months. Taking a look at the MIMIC-TPW (Total Precipitable Water, or, a measurement of available moisture in atmosphere for condensation and precipitation) graphic, we see that, aside from a plume of moisture currently over the Philippines, the atmosphere in the tropics is relatively dry. Without a higher degree of moisture, any chances for tropical system formation will be negligible.



Weather will be great across the tropics today, with lots of sunshine and just a few scattered clouds region-wide.

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) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 31 (88) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Majuro 28 (82) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Wake 26 (79) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy

Have a great Thursday!

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

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