Daily update- Friday, April 15, 2016

NWPAC outlook, 15 APR

NWPAC outlook, 15 APR

Late winter cold affects parts of the north region, as summer heat creeps into the southern locales of the central region. There’s little relief in sight for the south region as the devastating heat bears down, and the tropics maintain a seasonable low profile. 


A cold front and associated storm system will move through Mongolia today, bringing some late-season snow to the area as it slide through. The cold air will deliver only a glancing blow as it stays to the north, sliding eastward and then back to the northeast over the weekend. However, moisture being pulled in from the west will affect most of northern China with clouds and showers. Conditions are improving over the eastern portion of the region as the latest storm system pulls out to sea east of Japan.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 1 (34) -8 (17) Snow Showers
Vladivostok 12 (54) 1 (32) Cloudy
Beijing 25 (77) 12 (54) Cloudy
Seoul 23 (73) 7 (45) Fair
Tokyo 18 (64) 11 (52) Partly Cloudy
Xi’an 19 (66) 9 (48) Periods of Rain
Shanghai 20 (68) 15 (59) Partly Cloudy



Summertime heat is invading southern locales of the central region, affecting southern China, and northern Vietnam. Moisture associated with a slow-moving storm system to the east will bring a good chance of showers, and occasional thunderstorms, to all of southern China, northern Indochina, southeast China, including Taiwan, and well offshore to Iwo To. Temperatures continue to warm across the region as the days get longer and the tropical heat from the south works its way northward.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 26 (79) 13 (55) Partly Cloudy
Hong Kong 26 (79) 23 (73) Sctd Thunderstorms
Taipei 26 (79) 22 (72) Sctd Thunderstorms
Iwo To 25 (77) 19 (66) Scattered Showers
Hanoi 33 (91) 25 (77) Sctd Thunderstorms



Torrid heat continues across the south region, but there are indications that the summer heat may have peaked, at least in the short-term. Dangerous heat indices nearing 46C (115F) will still affect interior locales of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand under mostly sunny skies. A few thunderstorms could pop up in parts of the northern Philippines and in Singapore and Malaysia this afternoon. The remainder of the region will see a rain-free day with lots of sunshine.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 40 (104) 27 (81) Fair
Ho Chi Minh 38 (100) 27 (81) Fair
Manila 35 (95) 24 (75) Scattered T-Storms
Davao City 34 (93) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy
Brunei 34 (93) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Singapore 32 (90) 27 (81) Thunderstorms



Quiet conditions persist over the tropic region today, as the heat and moisture continue to build over the region. Convergence (winds merging together), and resulting convection (cloud formation) is limited to just a couple of spots along the I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone), namely, in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, and far to the east in the Marshall Islands – eastern Micronesia corridor. Bright, warm sunshine with just a few scattered clouds will be on tap for most of the region today, with just a few showers in eastern Micronesia.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 32 (90) 26 (79) Fair
Yap 33 (91) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Palau 30 (86) 26 (79) Partly Cloudy
Chuuk 31 (88) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Pohnpei 33 (91) 27 (81) Periods of Rain
Majuro 28 (82) 27 (81) Partly Cloudy
Wake 26 (79) 24 (75) Partly Cloudy

Have a fabulous Friday!

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

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