Daily Update, Monday April 25th, Look At The Week Ahead


The rainy season front dominates southern China through southern Japan while the tropics remain warm but not much going on in the form of organized storm systems.


High Pressure is dominating North East China ushering in southerly winds and warm temperatures for the regions. Beijing is looking at temperatures nearly 10C above the average for this time of year.  Further east though the Korean Pennisula and Northern Japan is seeing clearer skies today but it is coming along with dust from the west out of the Gobi desert. Wide spread “yellow sand” observations are being seen across the region leading to itchy eyes and poor air quality for many.

Yellow Sand Dominates Japan

Yellow Sand Dominates Japan

Things could change up by mid-week though with a developing storm system to the south pushing north, wide spread rain on Thursday and Friday is expected for Korea and Japan along with cooler temperatures.


City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Ulaanbaatar 8 -1 Partly Cloudy
Vladivostok 10 4 Sunny
Beijing 29 16 Cloudy
Seoul 25 10 Sunny
Tokyo 21 12  Partly Cloudy
Xi’an 23 14 Rain
Shanghai 20 15 Rain



The rainy season front dominates south east China through Taiwan and southern Japan.  China has been getting the bulk of this with the chance of flooding south of the Yangzi river, but the biggest threat is in Kyushu where short time heavy rainfall could trigger additional landslides in some of the earthquake hit regions.

Southern Kyushu including Kumamoto could see up to 120mm of rain in the next 24hrs. Remember that after the quake the threat for flooding and landslides has increased even prompting JMA to lower the threshold for these warnings.


City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Kunming 24 13 Rain
Hong Kong 27 22 Rain
Taipei 29 22 Rain
Naha 28 23 Cloudy
Hanoi 29 23 Isolated Thunderstorms



Overall, the intense heat in parts of the south has declined just a bit, however, dangerous heat indices are prevalent in a wider area as locations which have not seen intense temperatures thus far watch the mercury climb to hazardous levels. Indochina will once again be the hot spot, and the heat will not be restricted to just inland locations today. To the south, clouds and showers will affect parts of the southern Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia as tropical moisture gets a lift from the hot afternoon sun.

City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Siem Reap 37 27 Partly Cloudy
Ho Chi Minh 38 27 Fair
Manila 36 26 (79) Fair
Davao City 33 24 Chance of Thunderstorm
Brunei 34 27 Fair
Singapore 33 25 Thunderstorms

The indo-china Pennisula has been dealing with extreme drought lately, and any rain that does come is highly valued. The video below I explain how the drought even had impacts on the Thai New Year.


The tropics remain quiet, with no organized activity present. Normal moisture levels abound across the region, and we only have a couple of weak easterly waves in the region, sliding slowly to the west along the weak I.T.C.Z. (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone), so, conditions look to remain quiet for the foreseeable future.  A little spit in the cloud cover in fact can be seen east of Palau, models show a slight low here but combined with the back pressure it really amounts to about nothing.


City High Temp C (F) Low Temp C (F) Conditions
Guam 32 26 Isolated Showers
Yap 34 26 Scattered Showers
Palau 30 26 Isolated Thunderstorm
Chuuk 29 26 Isolated Thunderstorm
Pohnpei 29 24 Thunderstorms
Majuro 28 27 Isolated Thunderstorm
Wake 26 24 Sunny



Its Monday! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Also met up with the crew at Okinawa Typhoon Pics & Info for brunch in Tokyo. Great people and a good follow for those in the southern islands of Japan. -Rob.

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